Bulls beat writer Sean Highkin provided a clip of the forward's full remarks:
Sean Highkin @highkin
Bobby Portis addresses his suspension https://t.co/DFr547ITIY2017-10-21 21:31:29
Per Johnson, Portis said he sent Mirotic text messages but hasn't received a response. He was also asked if he thinks Mirotic will explore any legal options as a result of the altercation.
"I'm not concerned [about] that at this point," he said, per ESPN.com's Nick Friedell. "I'm just trying to publicly apologize to Niko, my teammates and that I'm real sincere about the situation."
Portis stated "things happen" when asked if he thought Mirotic was an aggressor during the altercation, per Johnson.
The Bulls announced that Mirotic suffered a concussion and maxillary fractures in a physical altercation with Portis. They noted he likely needed surgery to repair the injuries and that he would be out indefinitely.
Portis is in his third season with the Bulls, who drafted him at No. 22 overall in 2015. Mirotic signed with Chicago in 2014 and was expected to be their starting power forward this season.
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