Have you ever made a mistake and articulated a dumb statement? I assume you are referring to the "it was just a dust up" comment? I don't think it was provocative. Dumb yes, inaccurate big time.
But does that inappropiate statement warrant $100,000 out of the man's pocket? I totally agree with all of your other comments regarding the team.
This total annihilation of people and their livelihoods for some benign or a little over the top comments is out of control. People are walking on eggshells today. Just look how the mob came for Dave Chappelle.