Gotta give Greg Oden some credit for stepping up and apologizing for his public display of erection. The Trail Blazers center held a press conference last night to address the situation. Look under the hood for more.
“I would like to apologize to everybody: Portland, fans, the organization,” said Oden, during a hastily arranged press conference Tuesday evening at the team’s practice facility. “It was very embarrassing. It was something that happened over a year and a half ago. … I’m very sorry, and I’m definitely embarrassed for my family and everybody around me.”
Greg said he has severed his relationship with a “ladyfriend” who he originally sent the photos to, and added that he hopes that all traces of the revealing images will be removed from the Web.
“(They) were just for her, and definitely were meant to keep private,” Oden, 22, said.
Asked for his reaction when he first saw the photos, Oden said: “My heart dropped.”
The 7-foot, 285-pound center stated that he received a phone call about 6 a.m. Tuesday informing him of the situation.
“When I actually got up and saw (them), it was very, very embarrassing and hurtful,” Oden said.
Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard briefly acknowledged Oden’s photos following a morning shootaround, referring to the situation as “disappointing.”
Pritchard said the organization has gone to great lengths to warn its players about the downsides of new social media and the harm it can cause high-profile athletes such as Oden.
“You have to be careful with what you do and who you trust,” Oden said.
“I know it was a thing of the past, and I know I’ve grown from this,” he said. “And I’m definitely still a really good guy, and I’m going to keep putting that out there.
“And even if it involves other people, I just hope they learn you’ve got to be careful with what you do and who you trust.”
Kids, let this be a lesson… stay away from sexting!!!
We can’t say we didn’t see this coming — some little hussy hit us up two weeks ago trying to sell us Greg’s d*ck pics for 5 stacks! Wonder how much that scallywag made off with at the end of the day? Oh well. Poor Greg, we thought he was packing, found out he was lacking.