Woods returns to Rupp, apologizes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Sean Woods, now coaching Morehead State, brought his team into Rupp Arena for a workout Tuesday evening and apologized for comments he made Monday about current UK players.

Woods, who played for UK under Rick Pitino from 1990-1992, said on a conference call, he didn't think the current players are aware of the UK tradition. "I feel horrible that its come to this right here and it shouldn't have to be and a lot of that is my fault, I do apologize dearly for it."

Woods explained that in today's society kids are different and he would never degrade Kentucky basketball players or the program. He said he was dealing with it in his program. "Phil Simms was at our game a week and a half ago at the Barclay's Center and here's a Super Bowl MVP and my guys have no idea who he is or that he played at Morehead State University."

Woods went to to say that he loves his university and coach John Calipari. "I would never do anything to hurt him in his situation, he's doing a heck of a job and I love him dearly. And whoever wears this uniform they become my instant brothers."

Woods became known as one of the "Unforgettables" and a jersey with his name hangs from the rafters of Rupp Arena. "I'm still the same Sean Woods and I didn't mean anything. If I could take it back I would, it's just what I was feeling at that particular time."

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