"Auction drafts are a common part of fantasy football, and ESPN's segments replicated an auction draft with a diverse slate of top professional football players," the network said in a statement. "Without that context, we understand the optics could be portrayed as offensive, and we apologize."
The segments featured an auctioneer offering
One of the players featured in the segment,
Others had plenty to say. Some, including Rams defensive end Dominique Easley and