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Blake Griffin: Sorry for Fist Fight

The Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin issued a statement Tuesday night, apologizing to his teammates and fans after he punched an equipment staffer Saturday night in Toronto and suffered a spiral fracture in his right hand. “A situation among friends escalated and I regret the way I handled myself towards someone I care about,” Griffin said in a statement. “I want to apologize to the Clippers organization, my teammates, and the fans for creating a distraction. I am working with the team on a resolution and getting back in the game as soon as possible.” Griffin was already sidelined with an injury, and is now expected to miss an additional four to six weeks recovering from the hand fracture. Earlier Tuesday, the Clippers condemned his actions, noting that the “incident does not represent who we are as team.”