Rookie running back C.J. Spiller had to apologize for using a derrogatory term towards gays that he posted on his Twitter account Wednesday. The slur was directed at former Clemson teammate and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Ricky Sapp.
After deleting the orginal tweet, Spiller followed up with the following tweet:
“I wanna apologize for using dat derogatory term to any1 that I may have offended I am truly sorry that was out of my character. God bless.”
Spiller, who also has apologized to Bills coach Chan Gailey and General Manager Buddy Nix, tried to explain his actions on Thursday.
"Me and Ricky are best friends and we always joke around on there, but I shouldn't have said what I said,'' Spiller said before practice. "If anybody knew how me and Ricky play around on Twitter, pretty much knows that we were just joking and didn't mean any harm. I apologize for the situation."
Most people will likely give Spiller a pass, but in this politically correct world he needs to use better judgment when posting comments on a site as public as Tweeter. Spiller indicated that he has not heard from the NFL, which takes a very dim view of anything that reflects negatively on the league.
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