12.10.2018

Kyler Murray apologizes for homophobic tweets that resurfaced after he won Heisman Trophy

Kyler Murray apologizes for homophobic tweets that resurfaced after he won Heisman Trophy (Photo: Brad Penner, USA TODAY Sports)

Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray had a Saturday to remember. But the Oklahoma quarterback's memorable night also helped resurface social media's memory of several homophobic tweets more than six years old. 

When Murray was 15 years old, he tweeted at his friends (via his since-verified Twitter account) using an anti-gay slur to defame them. Four offensive tweets remained active on his account late Saturday night but were eventually deleted by Sunday morning — when Murray apologized for his insensitive language in a tweet. 

Murray took accountability Sunday morning and said the "poor choice of word" doesn't "reflect who I am or what I believe. I did not intend to single out any individual or group."

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