26 Oct
2019

ESPN Analyst Speaks Out For Kyler Murray Following Controversy

first_imgKyle Murray walks off the field.NORMAN, OK – SEPTEMBER 01: Quarterback Kyler Murray #1 of the Oklahoma Sooners walks off the field after the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. The Sooners defeated the Owls 63-14. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)An ESPN analyst is speaking out in defense of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray following his Heisman Trophy social media controversy.Murray, who won the sport’s most-prestigious award on Saturday night, had to apologize after old homophobic tweets surfaced on Twitter.The tweets were years old and were published when Murray was 14 or 15 years old.“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,” Murray tweeted.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 (@TheKylerMurray) December 9, 2018ESPN analyst Booger McFarland took to Twitter this morning to issue the following statement on Murray and his tweets:“I did a lot of dumb stuff at 14,15,16. If u have an issue with Kyler Murray because of his tweets remember what u did when u were that age and move on with ur day. Congrats on winning the Heisman. @TheKylerMurray I wasn’t a believer at first but now I am Good luck to u,” he wrote.I did a lot of dumb stuff at 14,15,16. If u have an issue with Kyler Murray because of his tweets remember what u did when u were that age and move on with ur day. Congrats on winning the Heisman. @TheKylerMurray I wasn’t a believer at first but now I am Good luck to u— Booger (@ESPNBooger) December 9, 2018Murray and Oklahoma have more important things to worry about now. The Sooners are set to play Alabama in the College Football Playoff on Dec. 29.last_img

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