The NFL and the mainstream media have offered grace and given the benefit of the doubt to Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis after he tweeted an anti-Asian slur three weeks ago.
Davis, who is black, tweeted, “Gotta stop letting g***s in Miami.”
Yikes. Carlton Davis had a lot of potential after the slant boy Twitter beef. Then he went and tweeted this shit pic.twitter.com/jtsGgtES7l
— Carlton (@SlopingGiraffe) April 4, 2021
He has since deleted the post, offered an apology, and said that he thought the term meant “lame.”
“I would never offend any group of people,” Davis wrote on Twitter, April 4. “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 used a term that from where I come from has always meant ‘lame’ but I did not realize it has a