Posted by Sabrina B. @gametimegirl
Charlotte Bobcats guard Stephen Jackson has sent a letter to fans apologizing for his ejection and ensuing one-game suspension for verbally abusing a referee.
Jacksonâ€™s letter was e-mailed to season-ticket holders Friday, hours before he was to play against New Jersey in his first game since his punishment.
Jackson says he let his teammates and coaches down, â€œbut more importantly, I let our fans down.â€
Jackson was suspended without pay after his first-quarter ejection Saturday against Milwaukee for verbal abuse and failing to leave the court in a timely manner. Jackson missed Wednesdayâ€™s loss to New Orleans.
Last month, he was fined $50,000 for verbal abuse.
Jackson says he must â€œadjust my emotionsâ€ and hopes to bring â€œmemorable moments on the court and not for my behavior.â€
By MIKE CRANSTON, AP Sports Writer