facebook
twitter
search
search

Twitter user apologizes to Torrey Smith

Sept. 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM
2 of 2
| License Photo

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.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Joel Osteen heckled, 6 arrested during service at Houston megachurch
Ghost hunters discover woman's body at abandoned Mississippi hospital
Export-Import Bank ends operations as Congress failed to reauthorize
Walmart sorry for making Islamic State cake after rejecting Confederate flag cake
Wildfire burns at least 24 homes, 4,000 acres in central Washington