Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis apologized Sunday after utilizing an anti-Asian slur in a since-deleted tweet.
“Gotta cease letting g—- in Miami,” Davis wrote within the tweet, per ESPN.
Davis stated in his apology that he didn’t imply to offend anybody and didn’t perceive the slur’s connotation.
“I might by no means offend any group of individuals,” Davis stated. “You reporters can search for one other story to explode. The time period was directed in the direction of a producer claiming he ‘ran Miami.’ With that being stated I am going to retire that phrase from my vocabulary giving the onerous occasions our Asian household are enduring.
“I used a time period that from the place I come from has at all times meant ‘lame’ however I didn’t understand it has a a lot darker, damaging connotation. I’ve discovered a beneficial lesson and wish to apologize to anybody that was offended by seeing that phrase as a result of we have to deal with serving to one another throughout these robust occasions.”
Buccaneers normal supervisor Jason Licht addressed Carlton Davis’ tweet within the following assertion launched Monday afternoon:
“We now have been in communication with Carlton concerning his social media put up from Sunday night. Carlton has been an lively member of our Social Justice Participant Board over the previous two seasons and has performed a key function in our organizational help for locating peaceable and productive methods to deliver consideration to societal points which have plagued our nation for a few years. Phrases carry weight and it’s incumbent upon all of us to have a radical understanding of the phrases we select and the impact they could have on others. We stay up for working with Carlton to search out applicable methods to be taught from this expertise and proceed our joint efforts to place an finish to all types of social and racial injustices.”
Carlton Davis, 24, is coming into his fourth season within the league. The CB began 18 video games final season, recording 4 INTs and 21 passes defensed en path to Tampa Bay’s Tremendous Bowl title.