Kyler Murray’s Saturday night ended on a sour note. After the Oklahoma football star claimed the 2018 Heisman Trophy, controversial tweets from his past surfaced on social media. That led to the Sooners signal-caller being forced to issue an apology for his last comments.
Twitter users unearthed anti-gay tweets throughout the night on Saturday, December 8 which were published in 2011-12. The tweets came from when Murray was a young teenager.
Unfortunately, it is just the latest example of why athletes should scrub their social media accounts before bursting into the limelight.
After all, we have all done and/or said stupid things when we were younger.
“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. I did not intend to single out any individual or group,” he wrote on Twitter
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. I did not intend to single out any individual or group.
— Kyler Murray (@K1) December 9, 2018
Murray beat out Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins to claim college football’s most prestigious award, making him the second straight Oklahoma quarterback to win the award
This season, Murray threw for 4,053 yards, rushed for 892 on the ground, and totaled 51 touchdowns — 40 through the air and 11 on the ground.
Up next for Oklahoma, which is ranked No. 4 in the nation, is a meeting with the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff. Oklahoma and Alabama will be facing off in the Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on Saturday, December 29. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. ET on ESPN.