Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace on
Monday apologized for an insensitive tweet following Jason Collins'
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“All these beautiful women in the
world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH [shake my head]...,”
Wallace tweeted. “I'm not bashing anybody don't have anything
against anyone I just don't understand it.”
Wallace deleted both tweets then
messaged: “Never said anything was right or wrong I just said I
don't understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended.”
The team later distanced itself from
Wallace's comments in a statement.
“Mike Wallace has apologized for his
comments, and we have addressed the matter with him. Mike’s
comments do not reflect the views of the Miami Dolphins. We believe
in a culture of inclusiveness and respect, and any statements to the
contrary are in no way acceptable to our organization. We will
address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure
they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices,”
the Miami Dolphins said.