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CJ Leslie apologizes for homophobic tweets

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NC State basketball start CJ Leslie apologized today on Twitter for saying yesterday he would not want a gay teammate in the locker room. Leslie said he saw an ESPN show (my guess is Outside the Line's segment on gay rights yesterday) and that opened his eyes. His two apologetic tweets read:

Wanna apologize for hurting or offending any 1 with my tweets yesterday.

Was watching espn show about it and didn't think before I tweeted. Meant no disrespect to any 1

Athletes take notice: That is how you apologize. Unequivocal, I'm sorry for offending anyone, I wasn't thinking. Good for Leslie to make this right and do it so quickly.

Now if we could only get to the other people he inspired to send out tweets against gay equality...