While many NFL players have condemned Ray Rice’s assault against his then-fiancee, other athletes, like champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, have come to the defense of the former Baltimore Ravens running back. The latest to weigh in is Indiana Pacers forward Paul George, with comments on Twitter Thursday morning seeming to showing support for Rice and voicing an opinion on domestic violence.


In an earlier tweet, George called for action against police violence and linked it to how he perceives the media and NFL fans have judged Rice.


Later, George’s tweets were deleted and he issued an apology.


Rice was suspended for two games by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in August, but after TMZ posted a second video Monday showing Rice punching his now-wife Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City elevator, the league made the suspension indefinite. There are many questions as to when or if the league ever possessed the video, and if Goodell or any other high-ranking NFL executives saw it before Rice’s first suspension was handed down. The league has now hired former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller to investigate the matter.

George, who suffered a devastating broken right leg while playing for USA Basketball in July, has remained largely out of sight during his recovery. He’s expected to miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season.