Mississippi sports writer apologizes for insulting Cajuns, Lafayette

A Mississippi sports writer is apologizing after getting push back this week by describing his trip to cover the NCAA baseball regional tournament in Lafayette, the “worst experience I’ve ever had as a beat writer. Worst. Worst”

“I feel responsible and I’m so sorry,” Matthew Stevens of the Commercial Dispatch in Columbus, Miss. said on Friday. “If I could take it back, I would.

“I became a hypocrite on my own program, because I hurt people.”

Word of Stevens criticism of Lafayette spread after KPEL 96.5 fm radio in Lafayette posted a clip of the remarks made by Stevens during an online radio show for Bulldog Sports Radio.

In the clip, Stevens describes Cajuns fans and Lafayette residents as unintelligible and hard to understand and described the community as “the worst place in America,”

Hear Stevens’ apology online.