C.J. Spiller Apologizes for Offensive Tweet
After practice Wednesday, Spiller used a gay epithet while speaking via Twitter with friend and former college teammate Ricky Sapp. The tweet, since deleted, read "Keep my name out ur mouth f**."
Shortly after, he posted an apology tweet, saying "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."
On Thursday, Spiller again admitted remorse.
"I apologize for it," he said. "Me and Ricky, you know, we're best friends. We always joke around on there and I shouldn't have said what I said. I apologize for it. I'll kind of leave it at that.
"You definitely got to be careful of what you put," he continued. "If anybody knew how me and Ricky play around on Twitter, pretty much know that we were just joking and didn't mean any harm. People did, and it is what it is. Like I said, I apologize for the situation and just move forward, you know, get ready for the ballgame."
Spiller is currently in a self-imposed Twitter ban.
"I'll be off of Twitter for a couple of days and hopefully it will go away. But I mean, if not, I'm still going to get on there and update my fans."
The rookie first-rounder hasn't heard from the NFL on the matter, but he will speak with GM Buddy Nix and coach Chan Gailey about the matter.