Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
Apparently it takes two days to realize that Tweeting about murder and joking about violence towards women isn’t funny.
Today, Calgary Stampeders receiver Nik Lewis issued a statement through the Calgary Stampeders Website to apologize for his inappropriate comments made on Twitter earlier in the week. “It’s not in my character or nature to condone violence in any way, especially violence against women. I made a huge mistake with my tweet and I apologize sincerely to everyone. I am truly sorry."
“I didn’t realize until today how many people were offended by my comment. I didn’t mean to cause anyone grief. I know this doesn’t change anything that’s been done, but I will be donating my West Final game cheque to the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.”
The Calgary Stampeders have matched Lewis’ donation to the shelter. Lewis remains in the lineup for the West Final against the Lions this Sunday at BC Place.