John Bohannon Apologizes for Anti-gay Tweet
POSTED: Friday, June 10, 2011 - 2:14pm
UPDATED: Monday, June 20, 2011 - 10:06am
UTEP Sophomore basketball player John Bohannon issued an apology today after posting the following anti-gay message on his twitter account June 6th.:
"#letsbereal it's NOT cool to be gay!"
The University provided no comment other than to say that Bohannon was quoting lyrics from the song "These Days" by rapper Z-ro. The tweet was in reference to a line in the song that reads:
"Seems like today it's cool to be gay."
The tweet has since been deleted and today the sophomore center posted an apology on his twitter account saying, "To those who were offended by my tweet a few days ago- Didn't mean any disrespect by it as I do not judge anybody by their sexual preference and would hope you would not judge me by one tweet. Thank You."
UTEP says they will provide no further comment on the incident and plan to take no further action.