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Dean Cain to Matt Leinart:

SORRY I OFFENDED YOU

Just Hoped You'd Have a Better NFL Career

8/1/2014 7:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Dean Cain says he feels bad Matt Leinart got so upset with him last week -- saying the only reason he was critical of the former NFL star is because he expected him to have a better career.

Leinart got upset at the former Superman actor when Cain went on camera and warned Johnny Manziel to tone down the Hollywood partying or would end up like Leinart. 

The former USC QB fired back on Twitter -- calling Cain a D-lister who couldn't hack it in the NFL. 

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Now, Cain is apologizing ... sorta ... saying he's "Sorry Matt got offended."

Then came the backhanded compliment -- "As a fan of his, I was hoping for a more storied career."

The shots continue -- Cain says he's not mad at Leinart's insult because he's got thick skin and can take criticism ... unlike some other people. 

Bottom line -- don't expect to see these guys having dinner together anytime soon. 

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13 COMMENTS

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1.

Kristinajp    

Sorry he's offended but the truth hurts. Cain is no D Lister he was Superman? ??? And from this clip seems to be a damn nice guy.

46 days ago
2.

Zra    

Ive heard of Matt Leinart. Cant say the same about this cain guy, but then again, I haven't been interested in superman since i was 5 years old.

46 days ago
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Khalifah    

I feel like Superman feels. Matt knows it's the truth and that's why it hurts

46 days ago
4.

Snow    

Cain is just talking sports like many people do off camera. Only problem is the camera was there. Leinart should get over himself...it goes with the territory.

46 days ago
5.

stu    

Dean is Mean!!! Now fly away.

46 days ago
6.

rdh91    

Cain shouldn't apologize. He spoke his opinion, and Leinart reacted like a child. Leinart should apologize.

46 days ago
7.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Cain was always polite and professional on the set of "Lois and Clark". Hatcher, on the other hand, was Queen Bitch of the Universe.

46 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

Matt Leinart should not have been such a HUGE disappointment. If someone doesn't like the truth, change it.

46 days ago
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Ron Fing Swanson    

The last time Matt Leinart's name will be in the news.

46 days ago
10.

truth    

Wholly ****! can you believe it Dean Cain doesn't have any tattoo's

46 days ago
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shaun    

I agree with Matt on this one. We wanted Dean to have a more storied career. Too bad, I don't watch lifetime to check out any of his work.

46 days ago
12.

immamamma    

Nice comeback Dean, that's great. Dean is still so gorgeous. Plus the only thing I know about the football guy is what an ass he is.

46 days ago

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