DALLAS, Texas — Clint Trickett didn’t attend Big 12 media days but unwittingly created a media mini-spectacle nonetheless thanks to, what else, Twitter.
His tweet from last week picked up viral momentum after being featured on Deadspin:
West Virginia’s senior quarterback subsequently offered an apology late Tuesday night:
“I sent out a tweet on July 17 which was misunderstood. I apologize for any confusion that the tweet has caused. I never intended for it to be derogatory or hurtful, but rather a tongue-in-cheek comment, while watching a CFL football game with a female family member. Again, I am sorry that my tweet was misunderstood, and I will use a better choice of words in the future.”
The Twitter issue culminated the same day Dana Holgorsen praised Trickett’s leadership capacity and Texas coach Charlie Strong referred to social media as “the downfall of society.”