The Calgary Stampeders slotback was fined and the entire team was banned from Twitter in the aftermath of an inappropriate joke Lewis made Monday, which has since been deleted from his account.
“I just bought OJ’s gloves on eBay,” he wrote. “Now all I need is a white girl named Nicole.”
With that ill-advised joke, Lewis violated the league’s social media policy and landed himself in some hot water with his team brass as well. The CFL called it “unacceptable” and head coach John Hufnagel has reportedly asked the entire team to refrain from tweeting until the season is over as a result of the fallout.
“I try to use my comedic rights and I guess I went a little too far,” said Lewis. “The people that know me, know I try to be funny all the time and don’t mean any malice, any harm to anybody.”
When pressed about any bit of remorse, however, the 30-year-old was focused on his bottom line.
“I regret getting money taken out of my pocket,” Lewis continued. “I regret saying it, but I can’t take it back.”
The irony in all this is that Lewis had added a “#maybealittletofar” hashtag to his fateful tweet. Turns out, there was no maybe about it — he did go a little too far after all.
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