Craig Melvin and George Allen. (NBC Washington; David Crigger/AP)

“For the 2nd time in 5 months . . . George Allen asks me, ‘what position did you play?’ I did not a play a sport.”

Craig Melvin of NBC-4 in a Tuesday tweet that late Wednesday drew a Twitter apology from the former Virginia governor and current Senate candidate (and coach’s son): “ask people a lot if they played sports . . . sports banter [is a] good way to connect.”

The State of Nova: George Allen asks Craig Melvin his position (UPDATE: And apologizes)