Broncos cornerback Tony Carter made an incredibly tasteless attempt at a joke on Monday night, referencing the July shooting in a Denver-area theater that left 12 dead and 58 injured. On Tuesday morning he apologized.
Carter wrote on Twitter Monday night, “At a late night movie in Denver yall pray for me!” He later deleted that tweet and tweeted, “No Disrespect!!!” Shortly after posting, he deleted that tweet as well.
On Tuesday morning, Carter wrote on Twitter that he is “truly sorry” for what he tweeted, promising it will never happen again.
I am truly sorry for the insensitive and inappropriate comment I made last night. It will never happen again.—
Tony Carter (@tonycarter904) October 09, 2012
Carter isn’t the first NFL player to write something stupid on Twitter, and he won’t be the last. But as a resident of the Denver area thinking it was OK to make a joke about the theater shooting, he might have been the most insensitive.