Dee Dee McCarron has issued an apology  for a tweet last night in which she tweeted “Am I listening to English” referencing Jameis Winston’s post-game interview. She was back on Twitter early this morning with an apology:

 

Any1 that knows our family knows we r far from racist. My tweet was not in anyway meant that way. I sincerely apologize if it offended any1

There are several factors that come into play: first, she’s the mother of Alabama’s quarterback–a team that DIDN’T make it to the BCS Championship game. Her son is high profile. Second, it was just in poor taste. Her timing couldn’t have been more wrong, even if she did have a valid point. Third, race, has become a factor, though I’m not sure why.

This is Winston’s interview:

I don’t think Winston’s speech was a bad as she made it out to be, and given the fact that he’s young, he has time to learn and grow and be better. In my opinion, what she did was classless, not racist. So, while I can appreciate the apology, I think it misses the mark.

The issue here is that she just shouldn’t have said anything at all. It wasn’t nice. It wasn’t supportive. Even if she has a valid point, the delivery was wrong. The right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing.

Hopefully we can all move on.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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