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.

Jackson’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, “but more importantly, I let our fans down.”

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 Wednesday’s loss to New Orleans.

Last month, he was fined $50,000 for verbal abuse.

Jackson says he must “adjust my emotions” and hopes to bring “memorable moments on the court and not for my behavior.”

By MIKE CRANSTON, AP Sports Writer