POSTED: Dec 15, 2015 8:09 PM ET
Bill Kennedy Statement
NBA referee Bill Kennedy and Rajon Rondo release statements following Rondo's suspension.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo has offered a stronger apology for directing a gay slur at veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy.
Rondo said Monday his actions toward Kennedy on Dec. 3 were out of frustration and not meant to offend anyone.
Rondo issued a statement Tuesday addressing those who viewed his initial statement as a non-apology. He said: "I want to be clear, from the bottom of my heart that I am truly sorry for what I said to Bill. There is no place on or off the court for language that disrespects anyone's sexual orientation. That is not who I am or what I believe and I will strive every day to be a better person."
Kennedy told Yahoo Sports he is gay.
Rondo is serving a one-game suspension.