Eagles LB Nate Gerry apologizes for offensive tweets from his past
Nate Gerry apologizes for offensive tweets from his past that originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Eagles linebacker Nate Gerry apologized Thursday night for several offensive social media posts made in 2011 and 2012 that contained racist allegations.
These posts appeared on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.
Here is Gerry's full apology:
“I became aware of some offensive social media posts that I sent out many years ago. I am incredibly disappointed in myself and downright sick of these actions because I know that they do not reflect my values as a person, but mostly because I understand the damage my words have caused. That kind of language is never acceptable. I am determined to show who I am or what I represent through my actions. I take full responsibility and apologize to the organization, my teammates, our fans, our community and everyone I have offended by these incredibly insensitive and harmful posts. "
The Eagles released the following statement Thursday evening: "We were very disappointed to learn of Nate Gerry's insensitive social media posts. We do not condone or support this type of behavior in any way and have discussed this matter privately with Nate. He understands that his actions were offensive and harmful and that the language he was using is unacceptable. "
Gerry, 25, was a teenager in South Dakota in 2011 and 2012 when the tweets in question were posted.
Here is the text of the tweets that surfaced on Thursday:
"Chilling out like a villin in the heat with my n **** Dylan (Jon actually just rhymed himself)" - November 16, 2011
"@ChasePotas doesn't play with the N **** who plays video games #inthezone" - December 12, 2011
"@ Deter_8, that just sounds like a real childhood rolling in caddies instead of riding a mongoose" - March 13, 2012
The Eagles drafted Gerry from Nebraska in the fifth round of the 2017 draft. Now in its fourth season, Gerry has become a starter in defense. He has played 280 out of 284 defensive snaps this season.
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