‘League’ star Steve Rannazzisi admits to lying about escaping World Trade …

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‘It was inexcusable’: ‘The League’ star Steve Rannazzisi admits he lied about escaping the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Steve Rannazzisi built his career in comedy off of a story about how he narrowly escaped the World Trade Center on 9/11, but now the actor is admitting that the entire story was fabricated.Rannazzisi, 37, attributed his career as an actor and comedian in recent years to the decision he made immediately after surviving the terror attacks in 2001. Rannazzisi, who plays Kevin in “The League,” said he was working for Merrill Lynch on the 54th floor of the south tower when he fled the building after the first tower was hit that Tuesday morning.

In multiple interviews, he told of how the day continued to affect him, describing harrowing dreams he suffered after witnessing the harrowing aftermath of the attack. I am truly, truly sorry.” (SLIDESHOW: These Powerful Photos Are Why We’ll Never Forget 9/11) “For many years, more than anything,” he said, “I have wished that, with silence, I could somehow erase a story told by an immature young man. How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn’t come clean about this?” “It was profoundly disrespectful to those who perished and those who lost loved ones. One of Rannazzisi’s sponsors, Buffalo Wild Wings, which made him the face of their ad campaigns for the start of the NFL season, are now evaluating their relationship with the comedian.

He was actually working in midtown that day and Merrill Lynch, which didn’t have offices in either tower, reportedly has no record of his employment. “As a young man, I made a mistake that I deeply regret and for which apologies may still not be enough,” Mr. Yes, with details like “jostled” and the threat of one of those falling dreams, you may have trouble believing—even now—the whole thing was a ruse.

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.” It was unclear how this could affect Mr.

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