Twitter user apologizes to Torrey Smith

Sept. 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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BALTIMORE, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Twitter user Katie Moody, who sent a tweet to Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith about his recently deceased younger brother, has issued an apology.

Moody, a Baltimore-based Patriots fan, sparked angry reaction from Ravens fans and others online when she tweeted at Smith less than 24 hours after his brother, Tevin Jones, was killed in a motorcycle accident, The Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.

"Hey, Smith, how about you call your bro and tell him all about your wi--- ohhhh. Wait. #TooSoon?" Moody tweeted originally.

Several days later, Moody issued an apology: "I profoundly regret my thoughtless, tasteless, and completely inappropriate comment, and I deeply lament the pain that it has caused. I would like to apologize to Torrey Smith, his family, friends, and everyone who was distressed by what I said. I should have been offering sympathy and compassion for such a terrible and heart-breaking loss. I set high standards for myself as a person and as a fan, and I fell short of these standards. This was a horrible lapse in judgment that I will always regret. I am truly sorry."

Since the initial post, Moody has switched her Twitter account to private and declined to comment on the situation.

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