NBC Sports Radio, @nbcsportsradio, apologized earlier today, Thursday, Dec 5, for an inappropriate tweet regarding the Florida State Attorney's office announcement that it would not be pursuing charges against Florida State quarterback, Jameis Winston, for a sexual assault report on Dec 2012.
The tweet, posted moments after the official announcement, read: "Jameis Winston gives the Heisman stiff arm to the allegations against him of sexual assault." The stiff arm being a reference to the trophy given at the end of the year for NCAA Football's best player; an award Winston is a favorite to win.
NBC Sports Radio quickly deleted the tweet after a backlash of negative responses on Twitter, and issued a rushed apology that featured a misspelling of the word insensitive. That tweet was also deleted, and NBC Sports Radio issued another, more formal apology for using such "poor choice of words".
The tweet is just one mistake on a long list of distasteful incidents that have occurred after the announcement that Winston will not be charged. Including six kids who painted their chests to spell out "Jameis" outside the courthouse where the announcement was made, and a reporter's question to Winston's Attorney, Tim Jansen, as to if the accuser had any connection to University of Alabama football program.