Hours after Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray received the Heisman Trophy, a number of homophobic tweets from his previous resurfaced.
As a teen, Murray used an anti-gay slur in a tweet to buddies, USA At the moment reported. Oklahoma College didn’t reply to the newspaper’s request for remark.
The tweets had been deleted from Murray’s account early Sunday.
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The re-discovered tweets put Murray, 21, within the firm of different athletes discovering themselves in a damaging gentle simply as they obtain success.
Racist tweets from Buffalo Payments quarterback Josh Allen’s teenage years resurfaced forward of final yr’s NFL Draft.
After serving to the Villanova Wildcats win the 2018 nationwide males’s basketball championship, a tweet by Donte DiVincenzo that contained racist rap lyrics was additionally dropped at gentle.
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Tweets by Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers featured racist, homophobic and misogynistic phrases. The tweets — which Hader posted as a teen — drew consideration earlier this yr as he grew to become one of many prime relievers within the majors.
Whereas he’s identified for soccer, Oklahoma’s Murray was chosen by baseball’s Oakland A’s with the ninth general decide within the 2018 MLB draft. He plans to report back to spring coaching subsequent yr after his faculty soccer profession ends. He led the Sooners to a Massive 12 championship the season.
Oklahoma faces No. 1 Alabama within the School Soccer Playoff on Dec. 29.