Davey Richards released the following statement on Thursday evening about the recent comments that he made about Kevin Steen during a recent HighSpots shoot interview. Richards stated that Steen was "not an athlete" and made several other critical remarks. Here is his statement.

I want to publicly apologize for the comments I said in my shoot interview about Kevin Steen. I was very angry and bitter at some things that were said and done by him during my time as champion.

As different as me and Kevin are professionally, personally I hurt a friend and a very good person. Nonetheless, it's no excuse and I want to apologize to Steen and his fans and wish him and ROH the very best.

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