Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back Carlton Davis is in hot water for using an anti-Asian slur.
Davis was quickly becoming one of the best young defensive backs in the game and even used his prestige on the pitch to display his social media. It’s the same DB Buccaneers who got into a quarrel with the Saints of New Orleans, Michael Thomas, who called him an “oblique boy”.
Davis tweeted a word on Sunday that he claims to not know the meaning of. The tweet, linked here, uses an anti-Asian slant to describe the people of Miami.
Davis quickly deleted the tweet when alerted to the use of racist language and has since issued an apology.
Bucs: Carlton Davis apologized for using racist language
“I would never offend any group of people,” Davis written in a tweet. “You journalists can look for another story to blow up. The term was addressed to a producer claiming he “ran Miami”. That being said, I will take this word out of my vocabulary by giving the difficult times our Asian family is going through ❤️,
I used a term that where I’m from has always meant “lame,” but I didn’t realize it had a much darker, negative connotation. I have learned a valuable lesson and want to apologize to anyone who has been offended upon seeing this word because we need to focus on helping each other during these difficult times.
By ESPNDavis has spoken out against racism before and joined the Social Justice Board of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will surely have to answer Bruce Arians for his actions and probably speak with the Buccaneers front office too.