Hours after Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray received the Heisman Trophy, a number of homophobic tweets from his previous resurfaced.
As a young person, Murray used an anti-gay slur in a tweet to pals, USA At present reported. Oklahoma College didn’t reply to the newspaper’s request for remark.
The tweets have been deleted from Murray’s account early Sunday.
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 12 months’s NFL draft.
After serving to the Villanova Wildcats win the 2018 nationwide males’s basketball championship, Donte DiVincenzo watched as his tweet that contained racist rap lyrics was additionally delivered to gentle.
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 12 months as he grew to become one of many prime relievers within the majors.
Whereas he’s recognized for soccer, Oklahoma’s Murray was chosen by baseball’s Oakland A’s with the ninth general choose within the 2018 MLB draft. He plans to report back to spring coaching subsequent 12 months after his faculty soccer profession ends. He led the Sooners to a Huge 12 championship this season.
Oklahoma faces No. 1 Alabama within the School Soccer Playoff on Dec. 29.