May 13, 2014 12:30 pm

UPDATE: Stamps’ Maurice Price in hot water, after tweet about gay NFL player

CALGARY- The Calgary Stampeders apologized on Monday, following controversial statements made by one of their players.

Maurice Price, a wide receiver with the team, posted the following tweet after the first openly gay player was drafted into the NFL on Saturday.

That sparked a backlash on Twitter, including from his own team.

On Monday afternoon, the following response was posted on the Calgary Stampeders’ Twitter page.

On Tuesday, the CFL released a statement on the incident via Twitter, from Commissioner Mark Cohen:

The comments were made on a twitter account managed by the CFL’s VP of Communications Matt Maychak and Director of Communications Jamie Dykstra.

This isn’t the first time the organization has dealt with social media fallout. Back in 2012, Calgary Stampeders slotback Nik Lewis got into hot water for tweeting: “I just bought O.J.’s gloves on EBay. Now all I need is a white girl named Nicole #MaybeALittleToFar.”

 

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