November 15, 2012
Stampeders' Nik Lewis says sorry for O.J. tweet
By IAN BUSBY, QMI Agency
CALGARY - Nik Lewis will be playing for free this Sunday, but the Calgary Stampeders slotback hopes an offensive joke hasn’t cost him his reputation.
A day after Lewis refused to outright apologize for an O.J. Simpson joke he put out over Twitter on Monday, the Stampeders veteran issued an apology Thursday.
Lewis will donate his game cheque from Sunday’s West final ($3,600) to the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter, a sum that will be matched by the Stampeders ownership group.
“My comment had no form of the way I feel. I would never condone violence in any form, especially against women,” Lewis said Thursday.
“I don’t want my comments to reflect who I am as a person or as my character. I made a mistake by making that comment on Twitter. I take full responsibility for that comment. I want to move forward.”
On Wednesday, Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel addressed the players on the perils of social media and asked them to refrain from using devices such as Twitter until after the post-season.
Lewis was also fined by the league an undisclosed amount Wednesday for violating the social media policy.
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