Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has apologized for the video that surfaced showing him mocking an Asian-American man. But Gronkowski also says the man is a friend of his who told him no offense was taken.

“I feel bad, personally,” Gronkowski said, via Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com. “I feel bad. I talked to Joe and he assured me he took no offense in any way. I know others did [take offense] and I apologize to those who took offense.”

In the video, which was published by TMZ, Gronkowski referred to the man as “Leslie Chow,” the Ken Jeong character Hangover movies, and said, “They told me he could only cook fried rice.”