Texas Official Backpedals After Calling Simone Biles a ‘National Embarrassment’: I Owe Her an Apology. ‘A Big One.’

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A top official from Simone Biles’s native Texas is backpedaling after calling her a “national embarrassment” for pulling out of Olympic gymnastic events.

In a Wednesday tweet, Texas Deputy Attorney General Aaron Reitz offered a mea culpa for his comments blasting the superstar gymnast — who resides in Spring, TX, near Houston.

“In a moment of frustration and disappointment, I opined on subjects for which I am not adequately
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