Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another Eagles player apologizes for poor judgement

It what is becoming an annual rite of training camp, Eagles guard Todd Herremans asked for trouble, and he got it.
Instead of getting busted for making an illegal turn, like last year, Herremans offended some followers on the social network Twitter.
Herremans used his Twitter account Tuesday morning to suggest the HBO series “True Blood” had too much homosexuality for him.
When a follower asked Herremans if he wanted to amend his Tweet, he said he had “no issues with homosexuality. … It’s just not for me.”
It touched off a furor leading to a conversation with Eagles management and Herremans issuing this apology, via Twitter:
“After speaking with Eagles management, I realize that my tweet earlier was insensitive and tasteless, and for this, I deeply apologize. It was not my intention to offend or hurt anyone.”
The insensitive Tweets, if you will, were deleted.
It appears Herremans will devote his energy toward some type of community service to help make up for his choice of words.
Quietly the Eagles are fuming about Herremans’ judgment. With several players plugged into Twitter, the team can count on a lecture about “tweeting smart” by head coach Andy Reid.
A distraction is the last thing Reid and his coaching staff want to deal with as they mold a young group of players into a team.
Especially from a veteran like Herremans, the anchor of the offensive line, who has been held out of practice due to a foot strain.
Herremans still is on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


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