Missouri Tigers’ quarterback Drew Lock as issued a statement on Friday, apologizing for derogatory tweets he sent out back when he was in middle school.
According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, these are the tweets he sent out:
— “Hahahah kids a faggot” (this was in response to another tweet)
— “Could geico really save u 15% or more on car insurance??…….Do black guys like flamin hot cheetos?? Hahaha no affence black guys!”
Lock issued the following on Friday”
“I was recently made aware of five tweets from my eighth grade year in middle school that were perceived as insensitive and inappropriate. An anonymous person brought these to the attention of the Columbia Daily Tribune, and I appreciate having the opportunity to address them.
“I didn’t intend to offend anyone with those messages, but I understand that this is an example of how words, even when written by a young teenager, can be interpreted by others as newsworthy, harmful and inappropriate.
“By revisiting those tweets it gives us all yet another opportunity to grow from past history and strive to be more understanding and compassionate with each other in today’s society. The most encouraging part for me is looking back at myself as a 14-year-old kid versus today as a 21-year-old leader of men and realizing how much I have grown as a person.
“I have much more appreciation, understanding and compassion for all others. This moment in time gives me clarity and encouragement that everything I have experienced from 2011 to now has truly made me a better person. Thank-you to all who have helped shape me into the person I am today.”