(KFOR) Oklahoma University quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray apologized early Sunday morning for years-old tweets that surfaced using a homophobic term.
After Murray won the Heisman Trophy Saturday, someone went back through his tweets and discovered several that used a derogatory homophobic term.
The tweets are from 2011 and 2012, when Murray was 14 and 15 years old.
The tweets were deleted Saturday night, and early Sunday morning, Murray took to Twitter to apologize, writing, “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.”
With Murray’s status as a star college athlete, some insist he and others like him should be conscious of what they post on social media.
“There’s a bunch of little kids that look up to him,” said OU student Evan Moulton, “and if he says all that stuff on social media, I think little kids will think it’s alright.”