Boston radio host apologizes for making fun of Roy Halladay's death

Boston radio host apologizes for making fun of Roy Halladay's death

Boston radio host apologizes for making fun of Roy Halladay's death

Boston sports radio host Michael Felger did not wait long enough, it seems, as he mocked former baseball pitcher Roy Halladay, who died when the plane he was flying crashed this week.

Today, 24-hours later, Felger apologized on air.

"I meant a lot of what I said, but some was dumb hyperbole" Felger's said Thursday during his show on 98.5 The Sports Hub.

I could come in and say "I apologize if I offended anyone", but that's fake and hollow and everyone hates that, don't you? Besides, the only folks that I would really want to extend that to are the loved ones of Halladay. I'm gonna tweet it. Splat. I don't feel good about.

In his 98.5 The Sports Hub program on November 8, Felger called Halladay a "moron" and a "jackass", according to the sports site Awful Announcing, which posted an 11-minute clip of Felger's comments.

"If I die helicopter skiing, you have the right to do the exact same thing I'm doing to Roy Halladay. I think what I've gotten I deserved".

The memorial has been growing outside the ballpark's third base gate at S. 11th Street and Pattison Avenue since Halladay's death Tuesday in a Florida plane crash.

Felger added that the two-time Cy Young award victor, once in each league, was a "jackass, a "thrill seeker" and someone "who was "cavalier" about life".

"I'm sorry dude, you're on your own. You've got this family".

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