A new contract wasn’t the only good thing that happened to Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. Earlier in the day, McCoy’s nemesis, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, apologized for a Sunday tweet in which he wished McCoy a happy Mother’s Day.
After being called out by Sarah Spain of ESPN.com for calling McCoy a woman and regarding that as an insult, Osi backtracked.
“I wasn’t thinking about it from that perspective,” Umenyiora said on Twitter, via ESPN.com. “I apologize to any woman offended.”
So, technically, Osi wasn’t apologizing to McCoy, since he doesn’t fall in the category of “any woman offended.” (Apology notwithstanding, Osi possibly would say otherwise.)
The best news arising from the incident, from McCoy’s perspective, is that he resisted the temptation to launch a Twitter war with Umenyiora.