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Heisman Winner Kyler Murray Apologizes For Past Homophobic Tweets Which Surfaced After Award

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray apologized Sunday for several homophobic tweets that he deleted hours after winning the Heisman Trophy. Murray, 21, had used an anti-gay slur in a tweet to friends when he was a teenager.  “I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15,” Murray said on Twitter. “I used a poor choice of word that doesn’t reflect who I am or what I believe. I did not intend to single out any individual or group.”  ...Read more

Carolina Panthers Fire Two Defensive Coaches After Another Loss

The Carolina Panthers announced on Monday that they have fired defensive line coach Brady Hoke and assistant secondary/cornerbacks coach Jeff Imamura. Panthers coach Ron Rivera will handle play-calling duties while Eric Washington will oversee the defensive front seven. Sam Mills III will coach the defensive line and Rivera will work with Richard Rodgers in the secondary. Rivera said in a news release, “In my judgment, I felt this was best for the team moving forward. These are always difficult decisions, and I thank Brady and Jeff for their hard work. Ultimately, I’m charged with putting the team in the best position to succeed, and I felt these moves were necessary in order to do that.”    ...Read more