Team USA Player Blasts Buffalo, Later Apologizes

9:02 AM, Dec 29, 2010   |    comments
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  • Emerson Etem
  • Team USA practice Tuesday morning

BUFFALO, NY (WGRZ) -- Emerson Etem, a forward who's playing for Team USA in the IIHF Tournament that's being held in Buffalo, has apologized for the Tweet heard 'round Buffalo.

Late Monday afternoon, Etem posted this message on his Twitter page: "much needed day off, buffalo is a ghost town!! the worst city ever, it makes medicine hat look like paradise, never thought ide say that"

At Team USA practice Tuesday morning, Etem was willing to answer questions for reporters and apologized for his Buffalo-blasting Tweet. He added the city of Buffalo has done a great job hosting the tournament.

Medicine Hat is located in the southeastern part of the province of Alberta in Canada.  Etem plays for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League.  He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks. 

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