USA Today Faces Backlash After Shaming Heisman Winner for Tweets Posted When He Was a Teen

IJR | 12/9/2018 | Madison Dibble
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Kyler Murray won one of college football’s highest honors on Saturday as he was awarded the Heisman Trophy for his excellence as quarterback for Oklahoma, but USA Today wasn’t focused on his football accomplishments.

In a report published late Saturday night, USA Today dug up several tweets and claimed that Murray had made homophobic statements on Twitter. According to the report, Murray called one of his friends a “queer” in 2012. He was 15 years old at the time of the tweet.

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In response to this hit from USA Today, Murray humbly apologized for the comments he had made when he was a teen. He penned the apology in the early hours of Sunday morning, just hours after he won the Heisman Trophy.

Still, his apology wasn’t enough for USA Today. They slammed him on Twitter for not deleting the old tweets as soon...
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