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Roddy White apologizes for Twitter tirade

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A day after he launched a series of tweets aimed at dissing the Saints and ultimately included an insult to New Orleans, Falcons receiver Roddy White apologized.

I’m sorry,” White said, per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  “I wasn’t trying to offend anybody about that stuff, especially the city of New Orleans.”

White also pulled the time-honored (and often inherently lame) “out of context” move.

“Some people just take things out of context,” White said. “I just felt like that’s not what I was aiming for, to say anything about the city.  They are the defending world champs.”

Maybe we simply didn’t understand the proper context of this tweet:  “The grace of god gave them tht championship so that city wouldn fall apart now and now they they hot shit in my chad voice child please.”

White also explained that he wasn’t reprimanded by his boss, coach Mike Smith.

“He said, ‘Roddy just go out there and be yourself,’ White said. “‘Don’t change anything that you do.'”

That matches a Wednesday e-mail from Falcons spokesman Reggie Roberts to the Journal-Constitution, which brushed off White’s remarks.

“We simply think this was a case of one of our guys having fun on his personal Twitter account,” Roberts said.  “The fact of the matter is that Monday night’s game will be played by two of the NFL’s better teams and the outcome will be decided on the field.”

Right, but the men on the field wearing fleur-de-lis now have extra motivation, both for Monday night and for a possible postseason showdown.

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27 Responses to “Roddy White apologizes for Twitter tirade”
  1. hobartbaker says: Dec 23, 2010 5:07 PM

    “Deriding on the City of New Orleans…”.

  2. nogoodell says: Dec 23, 2010 5:08 PM

    the problem is blogs making a big deal out of it

  3. sweetnlow44 says: Dec 23, 2010 5:17 PM

    Lucky for Roddy he’s a good receiver, cuz dat foo’s illiterate.

  4. profootballwalk says: Dec 23, 2010 5:23 PM

    Extra motivation? So they really weren’t motivated until now? Because they care what an opposing player tweeted? Really?

  5. bradwins says: Dec 23, 2010 5:29 PM

    Motivation, schmotivation. Reggie Roberts is right. Why can’t this space just be a sober discussion about football? Why do we need all this muck-raking, crap-stirring sideshow stuff?

  6. closisgood says: Dec 23, 2010 5:32 PM

    Its twitter, you only have 140 characters, so everyone has to be illiterate to fit their point into one post. He’s just stupid for using twitter, everyone that does is stupid.

    But he has a point, I’m tired of these damn nawlins fans saying there were a team of destiny. Destiny doesn’t take 5 years, nor does it include being talked out of becoming the San Antonio Saints at the last second.

  7. kajunatwork says: Dec 23, 2010 5:35 PM

    I sincerely doubt that those qoutes are what Roddy White said. They are all spelled correctly and not urban slang.

  8. kajunatwork says: Dec 23, 2010 5:40 PM

    haha…quotes I mean. At least I knew I misspelled it Roddy!

  9. frankvzappa says: Dec 23, 2010 5:42 PM

    all the motivation in the world wont make the saints better than the falcons, even for a night…and besides, it doesnt really matter who the patriots beat in the super bowl anyway…

  10. maximus929 says: Dec 23, 2010 5:45 PM

    Another proud momma somewhere… he should be glad he’s a talented receiver because he couldn’t get a real job doing anything else. Ignorance is not bliss Roddy. Learn to read.

  11. moolah954 says: Dec 23, 2010 5:49 PM

    i effing hate twitter

  12. hobartbaker says: Dec 23, 2010 5:54 PM

    “Dis sayin, is all. Dis sayin.”.

  13. mean13 says: Dec 23, 2010 6:00 PM

    God, what an idiot.

  14. heimerz says: Dec 23, 2010 6:18 PM

    Roddy White is an amazingly good WR for someone who is so obviously retarded.

  15. bodybaggame says: Dec 23, 2010 6:40 PM

    Brilliant, make a twit or tweet, whatever there called, talk crap, and then apoligize and say it was taken out of context. It’s has become apparent that only idiots tweet, cause they know people who are more idiotic are going to read them.

  16. 4sacroc says: Dec 23, 2010 7:03 PM

    The Queen’s English. Breathtaking.

    Gotsta luv ar yunion-run publik skoolz.

  17. rajuncajun28 says: Dec 23, 2010 7:14 PM

    @closisgood – you must be Roddy Push Off White’s twin brother…obviously as ignorant with the comments, which are totally unfounded about New Orleans…but, jealousy breeds contempt, so I get what your problem is…your pathetic team has not won a SB….we have….and btw, we don’t want anyone’s sympathy and never asked for it, idiot….please spend your break time during your Walmart shift in a more productive manner….

  18. turbodog1027 says: Dec 23, 2010 7:44 PM

    closisgood “Destiny doesn’t take 5 years, nor does it include being talked out of becoming the San Antonio Saints at the last second

    all your wetbacks over in SA need to get over the fact that you were used like a mexican whore by Benson. The Saints were never in play for SA…last second?
    hahahahaha…retard

  19. silkyjohnson937 says: Dec 23, 2010 8:19 PM

    Saint were lucky falcons are overrated and twitter sucks so who cares?

  20. EJ says: Dec 23, 2010 9:13 PM

    Roddy should worry about what Roddy does and nothing else.

  21. cliverush says: Dec 23, 2010 9:25 PM

    Could it be possible that the Falcon players are frustrated at the total lack of attention paid to their team by the media? All week long we heard about the Giants losing and all about a private matter regarding a NY coach, but almost nothing concerning the Falcons. As a Pats fan I see my team make the nation sport programs because they win. A New York team can lose or even just brag about how they are going to win and it 24hr. coverage. The fans in Atlanta deserve some Christmas cheer from the national media. That’s you in New York, you homers. Good God enough about a punter who made a mistake. There were plenty of other bad plays by the Giants prior to that. Also please leave that nice lady who loves her husband alone. He wears green. Merry Christmas.

  22. pkrlvr says: Dec 23, 2010 9:37 PM

    So the guy thinks the same god who caused Katrina turned around and helped the saints win the SB to make up for it? Gotta love religious people.

  23. infrno says: Dec 23, 2010 10:10 PM

    Falcons fans are funny, they needed Hartley to shank a chip shot AND Payton to call a TO since their kicker missed the first try in order to win the first game, yet they talk smack as if they have been dominating (they haven’t, at all).

  24. nfl4ever says: Dec 23, 2010 11:19 PM

    4sacroc says: Dec 23, 2010 7:03 PM

    The Queen’s English. Breathtaking.

    Gotsta luv ar yunion-run publik skoolz.

    +1

  25. db105 says: Dec 24, 2010 12:32 AM

    It’s better to be quiet and thought to be dumb than speak up and remove all doubt.

  26. entropy0487 says: Dec 24, 2010 1:00 AM

    None of this shocks me. Atlanta’s official message board is full of anti New Orleans/Katrina related banter. I’m shocked they haven’t removed any of it. Well I guess I’m not shocked anymore.

  27. dzor22 says: Dec 24, 2010 7:08 AM

    Falcons fans are funny, they needed Hartley to shank a chip shot AND Payton to call a TO since their kicker missed the first try in order to win the first game, yet they talk smack as if they have been dominating (they haven’t, at all).

    Gotta make your kicks too there Saint boy. Part of the game. You all were lucky to have even been into OT the way we ran you up and down the field. Don’t hate on 12-2. Two games ahead of the almighty Saints. Wanna talk about the Browns and the Cards? This game is played on the field. Destiny cant save you.

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