Buffalo Bills running back CJ Spiller has apologized for tweeting "Keep my name out ur mouth fag" at former Clemson teammate and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Ricky Sapp. The original tweet was deleted shortly after it was posted on Wednesday.
On Thursday, Spiller tweeted this apology: "I wanna apologize for using dat derogatory term to any1 that I may have offended I am truly sorry that was out of my character...God bless."
Also on Thursday, the rookie first round draft pick apologized before practice. "Me and Ricky are best friends and we always joke around on [Twitter], but I shouldn't have said what I said," Spiller said in the locker room. "If anybody knew how me and Ricky play around on Twitter, pretty much knows that we were just joking and didn't mean any harm. I apologize for the situation and just want to move forward."
Spiller said he personally apologized to head coach Chan Gailey and general manager Buddy Nix. The rookie added that he hasn't heard from the NFL. The incident cappped a disappointing week for the rookie running back, who has been sidelined "indefinitely" after injuring his hamstring in Sunday's win over the Lions.