In his public apology, Brees said he took "full responsibility and accountability" for his interpretation of the Colin Kaepernick-led protests during the national anthem in 2016, meant to draw attention to racial injustice and police brutality.
"I know Drew as a person and I just don't think that's him ..."
"He issued an apology ... but it's meaningless", Sharpe said.
"Drew's original statement I thought was insensitive".
Brees added, "I stand with the black community in the fight against systemic racial injustice and police brutality and support the creation of real policy change that will make a difference. I will never respect the man".
Boyer continued: "I also understand what he was talking about in the other part of that video when the anthem plays, because I feel the same way". "But I just want you to see my eyes how sorry I am for the comments that I made yesterday".
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"And is everything right with our country right now? In speaking with some of you, it breaks my heart to know the pain I have caused", Brees said.
"Drew, I don't know what you was thinking, I don't know what you hoped to accomplish, but whatever you have to hoped to accomplish it failed miserably", Sharpe said.
Thursday, amid severe backlash from teammates and high-profile athletes throughout the sports world, the NFL's all-time passing leader walked back his comments.
"I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country", Brees said. He added that his words "lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy".