NBC Sports Radio Apologizes For Jameis Winston 'Heisman Stiff Arm' Tweet
December 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM (PT)
A tweet on NBC SPORTS RADIO's Twitter account likening the decision by prosecutors not to charge FLORIDA STATE quarterback JAMEIS WINSTON in an alleged sexual assault case to giving a "HEISMAN stiff arm" to the allegations was deleted after being criticized as insensitive.
The original tweet at 11a (ET) read, "CONFIRMED: JAMEIS WINSTON gives the HEISMAN stiff arm to the allegations against him of sexual assault. He will not be charged." Later, after deleting the tweet, the network tweeted, "The tweet in question was inappropriate and was pulled minutes after being posted this afternoon ... We regret the poor choice of words and in no way meant to minimize the seriousness of the situation."