Heisman Trophy Winner Apologizes For Old Homophobic Tweets

By Bill Galluccio

December 9, 2018

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray poses for photos after winning the 84th Heisman Trophy

Just hours after winning the Heisman Trophy, Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray had to apologize after years-old homophobic tweets were unearthed. The tweets, which have since been deleted were made by the 21-year-old quarterback when he was 14 and 15-years-old. 

The tweets were mostly replies to his friends, who he routinely insulted using a homophobic slur. 

"I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15. I used a poor choice of word that doesn't reflect who I am or what I believe," Murray said on Twitter. "I did not intend to single out any individual or group."

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