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NBC Releases Statement Regarding Editing of U.S. Open / Pledge of Allegiance

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NBC has released this statement regarding the editing of the Pledge of Allegiance in Sunday's U.S. Open.

"We understand your concern over the beginning of our U.S. Open coverage on Sunday. We are aware of the distress this has caused many of our viewers and are taking the issue very seriously. Unfortunately, when producing the piece – which was intended to capitalize on the patriotism of having our national championship played in our nation's capital – a decision was made by a small group of people to edit portions of the Pledge of Allegiance. This was a bad decision. As soon as management became aware of this decision and the controversy it justifiably created, it immediately took steps to correct it resulting in an on-air apology provided by NBC Sports' lead golf commentator Dan Hicks. It was not the intent of NBC to upset anyone and we sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended. Thank you again for taking the time to voice your concerns.

Viewers wishing to contact NBC Sports on this issue can send emails to. nbcuniversalviewerfeedback@nbcuni.com"