EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle has apologized for comparing fans who boo players after a bad half of football to fans booing troops returning home from Iraq after a tour of duty.

Rolle says he used a very poor, inappropriate example on Thursday to demonstrate how seriously he takes his job. He said there is no comparison between the men and women in the military putting their lives on the line defending our country and what he does, noting they risk their lives to give him the opportunity to play a game for a living.

Rolle has been upset with Giants’ fans who booed the team at halftime on Sunday with the team trailing Jacksonville 17-6. New York rallied to win the game, 24-20.

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