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Elson apologizes to gay and lesbian community

Updated: April 29, 2004, 5:07 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Denver Nuggets rookie center Francisco Elson apologized Thursday for calling Kevin Garnett gay after the Timberwolves' star hit him in the groin during a game.

Elson said Wednesday that Garnett hit him during the first quarter of Minnesota's 84-82 victory the night before, then said he was gay for touching his private parts.

Elson was chastised by gay and lesbian groups for his comments and issued an apology through the Nuggets' media relations department.

"I would ...

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