FOX "Edited" Kobe Bryant's Speech

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The FOX television network says it omitted part of Kobe Bryant's acceptance speech at the 2003 Teen Choice Awards.

The show aired Wednesday night, just hours after Bryant appeared in an Eagle County courtroom to face a sexual assault charge. The awards show was taped on Saturday.

Bryant was accepting the award for favorite male sports fgure when he said, quote, "an injustice anywhere is an injustice
everywhere."

A FOX spokesman says the network didn't feel the remark was suited to accepting his award, and was edited-out. The rest of his remarks did make the broadcast.

Bryant said he's "flying through some dark clouds" now, but that with God's will, "the sun will rise and shine again."

He's due back in court in October for a preliminary hearing.


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