Actor Steve Rannazzisi who is most famous for his roll as Kevin on FX’s The League, and is the current spokesman for Buffalo Wild Wings admitted Wednesday morning via Facebook that he lied about his involvement during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Rannazzisi stated that his was on the 54th floor of the south tower as an employee of Merrill Lynch when the planes struck the north tower. He gave accounts of this during an appearance on Marc Maron’s podcast in 2009.
“As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough. After I moved with my wife to Los Angeles from New York City in 2001 shortly after 9/11, I told people that I was in one of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. It wasn’t true. I was in Manhattan but working in a building in midtown and I was not at the Trade Center on that day. I don’t know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry,” said Rannazzisi.
“For many years, more than anything, I have wished that, with silence, I could somehow erase a story told by an immature young man. It only made me more ashamed. How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn’t come clean about this? It is to the victims of 9/11 and to the people that love them–and the people that love me–that I ask for forgiveness,” said Rannazzisi.
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