Serena Williams Sorry After Rape Case Comments

She said she is reaching out he family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013  |  Updated 11:57 AM CDT
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Serena Williams says she's reaching out to the family of the victim in the Steubenville rape case after the tennis star was quoted in a Rolling Stone article saying "she shouldn't have put herself in that position."

In a statement released through her agent Wednesday, Williams says: "What was written — what I supposedly said — is insensitive and hurtful, and I by no means would say or insinuate that she was at all to blame."

The comment was made in one paragraph of a lengthy story posted online Tuesday about Williams, a 16-time Grand Slam title winner who is ranked No. 1 heading into Wimbledon, which starts next week.

Two players from the Steubenville, Ohio, high school football team were convicted in March of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl.

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