Former LSU star Alexis Morris apologizes to WNBA players, fans after calling for veterans to retire


Alexis Morris continues to make waves, this time with an apology.

The former LSU star took to Instagram this week to apologize for previous social media posts that called for veteran WNBA players to retire to make room for the younger generation. The posts have since been deleted, but stemmed from the frustration of being cut by the Connecticut Sun just weeks after they selected her in the second round of the WNBA draft.

"To the veterans of the WNBA, please accept my sincerest apologies," Morris wrote along with an image in a Sun jersey. "I never thought joining the W family would be easy, but now I understand just how hard it is to do that. My energy would have been better served directed toward league executives who have a say in expansion and other logistics. I look forward to celebrating your individual and collective careers and giving you all the flowers you deserve. I hope you can empathize and find it in your hearts to forgive me. I will continue to work hard in hopes of joining you all one day soon."

The frustration is understandable for Morris, who helped lead her Tigers squad to its first ever NCAA Tournament title in April. LSU president William Tate also shared his frustration about the current, 12-team WNBA model. Morris' teammate from that championship squad, LaDhazia Williams, was also drafted and cut and has since signed with an international team. Morris is yet to sign with another franchise. The pair is scheduled to visit the White House with the team, along with the UConn men's team, for the traditional champion tour and celebration with the President.

Morris also went on to apologize to WNBA fans.

"Please don’t let this mistake be a representation of our league or as an indictment against my character moving forward," Morris wrote. "I ask for your forgiveness and support as I attempt to raise more awareness about some of the issues the league is facing. It needs your support now more than ever. While I’m one of many to be affected by recent cuts, I understand that the issue is bigger than me."

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