Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Carlton Davis apologizes for tweet that had anti-Asian slur

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis apologized for a tweet he sent Sunday night that contained an anti-Asian slur. 

Davis said he confused the term for one he was intending to mean "lame" while trying to blame the media for the traction the tweet received.

"I would never offend any group of people," Davis, 24, wrote. "You reporters can look for another story to blow up. The term was directed towards a producer claiming he 'ran Miami' With that being said I’ll retire that word from my vocabulary giving the hard times our Asian family are enduring.

I would never offend any group of people .You reporters can look for another story to blow up . The term was directed towards a producer claiming he “ran Miami “With that being said I’ll retire that word from my vocabulary giving the hard times our Asian family are enduring ❤️. pic.twitter.com/bJEOjmZuRr

"I used a term that from where I come from has always meant 'lame' but I did not realize it has a much darker, negative connotation. I have learned a valuable lesson and want to apologize to anyone that was offended by seeing that word because we need to focus on helping each other during these tough times."


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