Milwaukee Bucks Player Apologizes For Inadvertently Making Anti-Police Video

Milwaukee Bucks' guard Pat Connaughton apologized for making an anti-police video for a fan who ordered it on Cameo.

Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee Bucks player Pat Connaughton apologized for a paid message he recorded for a fan that contained an anti-police message.

Connaughton, 27, recorded the message for Cameo.com, which is a website where fans can purchase a personalized message from professional athletes, according to WITI.

"Hey Thin Blue Line, have a great holiday season," the National Basketball Association (NBA) player said in the scripted video message.

“We only back you when you come to the Fiserv [Bucks arena]. We don't take much overall pride in the blue. Remember Brad, yeah, it was us. Have a blessed holiday once again. Sincerely, the team," he said.

Connaughton recorded the since-deleted message for a customer named “Team for Blue Line,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

But the Bucks guard had the message taken down and posted an apology for the video on Twitter shortly after he became aware of the problem.

"I am very sorry for the Cameo video I taped the other day,” Connaughton tweeted. “I have always supported the police 100 percent, I have several relatives who are police officers, and am grateful to all of the officers who protect us everyday.”

“Based off how the app works, the script I read was provided to me by a Cameo customer and I recorded the message without doing my due diligence to find out what it meant,” the basketball player continued. “While someone with obvious bad intentions was behind this request, I should have first researched what I was being asked to read. I deeply apologize."

Celebrities charge different rates for their personalized messages on Cameo, and Connaughton’s messages sell for $75 each, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

Connaughton, a Notre Dame standout, has played five seasons in the NBA and is a backup guard for the Bucks, averaging 5.6 points a game.

In his five seasons playing professional basketball, Connaughton has earned $6.3 million.

He will make $1.7 million this year with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Comments (22)
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Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Nice apology.........................damage done. Have a great Christmas with your family who straps on the badge every day and puts their lives on the line while you just dribble.

Janken
Janken

I guess you belong with the rest of the stupids. They keep comming out

bryantrent
bryantrent

Stupid suspend him

Jones24
Jones24

Jerk

4Blue
4Blue

Idiot!!! What kind of fool records what some other idiot tells them to say without grasping what they are saying. Beyond stupid.

Bigyoda20
Bigyoda20

“I make a million dollars a year but I’m going to do personal messages on cameo.com for $75 and not bother to look at what I’m reading. “

Stick to basketball dumbass.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

NO "Inadvertently about it",,,No Accident either. When you put your key in the Wrong car door in a crowded parking lot, THAT is Inadvertent. THIS was On Purpose unless he is as STUPID as he LOOKS.

Adam13
Adam13

Donate a years worth of salary to Police departments across the country then live on 75.00 a day...

Clay W
Clay W

That POS only apologized because he got kickback on Twitter. He thought playing in to the thug fans of basketball would make him "cool". You can't tell me that he didn't know what he was saying. What a bullshit lie! I'm heading straight to his Twitter to let him know just how full of shit he is.

Patriot63
Patriot63

He needs to be suspended. Of course he will apologize because the damage has been done. Once anything goes viral on the net it can't be reversed.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another overpaid, entitled rich guy thinks he can do whatever he wants.😝☹👍

Spaniard65
Spaniard65

YOUR STILL A PATHETIC DOUCHBAG YOU IDIOTIC MORON.