The Milwaukee Bucks are having a strong start to their 2019-20 campaign, but that has taken a bit of a backseat due to some news off the court.
Bucks guard Pat Connaughton sent out an apology on Sunday after allegedly getting set up by a Facebook page to record an anti-police video on the app Cameo.
Cameo allows fans to pay celebrities to send personalize messages via a script. But it's all up to the high-profile individual's discretion to decide if they want to take the payment and record.
Connaughton admitted that he didn't do his "due diligence" regarding the message sent to him by the "Support Our Blue" Facebook page.
"Hey thin blue line, have a great holiday season," Connaughton said in the video. "We only back you when you come to the Fiserv [Forum]. We don't take much overall pride in the blue. Remember Brad, yeah, it was us. Have a blessed holiday once again. Sincerely, the team."
Ironically, the script was anti-police from the "pro-cop" page, which was shut down following Connaughton's message went viral.
Connaughton isn't the only Wisconsin pro athlete to fall for a Cameo trick.
Last year, former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre recorded a video message to an anti-Semitic group. After learning of his error, Favre donated the money he made from the Cameo video to groups who fight anti-Semitism.
Pat Connaughton maintains his innocence in this ordeal while also expressing his support of police forces in the Milwaukee area. That's all he can do after this blunder, and he'll surely be careful about fulfilling these requests in the future.