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Carlton Davis of the Buccaneers apologizes for tweeting the anti-Asian arc: “I learned a valuable lesson.”

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Buccaneers defense attorney Carlton Davis apologized Sunday after tweeting an anti-Asian bow, saying he didn’t understand the term has a “darker” meaning.

“I have to stop leaving Gs in Miami,” wrote Davis in a since-deleted tweet.

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Davis, a former Auburn second round hit who played 41 career games for Tampa Bay, later apologized on Twitter, stating that the term was “lame”. He posted a screenshot of an Urban Dictionary definition of the word, even though it was the second definition on the page after “a derogatory term used against Korean and Vietnamese people”.

“I learned a valuable lesson and would like to apologize to anyone who was offended by that word because we need to focus on helping each other during these difficult times,” Carlton tweeted.

I would never offend a group of people. You reporters can look for another story to blow up. The term was aimed at a producer who claimed he “ran Miami”. With that said, I will be removing this word from my vocabulary to endure the difficult times of our Asian family. pic.twitter.com/bJEOjmZuRr

– C-Murda ™ (@Carlton_Lowkey) April 5, 2021

I’ve used a term that always means “lame” from where I come from, but I didn’t realize it had a much darker, negative connotation. I learned a valuable lesson and would like to apologize to anyone who was offended for seeing this word because we need to focus on helping one another

– C-Murda ™ (@Carlton_Lowkey) April 5, 2021

In these difficult times

– C-Murda ™ (@Carlton_Lowkey) April 5, 2021

The Asian American Journalists Association’s Sports Task Force released a statement Monday saying the group was “disappointed with” [Davis’] Sentiment, especially at a time when Asians in the US are experiencing a surge in anti-Asian hatred, which has led to harassment and assault. “

As of Monday morning, the Bucs and NFL hadn’t commented on Davis’ tweet.

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