AJ McCarron’s Mom Apologizes For Jameis Winston Tweet


AJ McCarron's Mom Jameis Winston

AJ McCarron’s mom was forced to backtrack after an insensitive tweet involving Jameis Winston after Monday’s BCS National Championship Game.

Per Dee Dee Bonner’s tweet, it wasn’t what Winston said, but rather how he said it. She wrote, “Am I listening to English?” The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before it was screenshotted by at least one person, Larry Brown.

Winston, the Heisman Trophy winner who also earned MVP honors for his game-winning touchdown, answered several questions after the game. Yahoo! Sports notes that one response was:

“I said guys, we didn’t come here for no reason. I said, ‘Guys, this is ours, man.’ All the adversity we went through the first few quarters, it was ours to take. And like I’ve been saying, we control our own destiny, And those men looked me in my eye and said ‘We got this Jameis.’ I said, ‘Are you strong?’ They said, ‘I’m strong if you strong.’ I said, ‘We strong then.’ “

Bonner later returned to her Twitter account to apologize, saying that her initial tweet wasn’t meant to be racist.

However, the damage was already done.


Melissa Stusinski
Melissa grew up in the Seattle area, but moved to Indiana to attend Anderson University in 2005 and was editor at the school's Literary Arts Magazine for two years. When she isn't focused on writing, Melissa enjoys working on cars, gaming, and exploring new places. [Contact: Melissa@socialnewsdaily.com]

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