Twitter users chimed into the debate, saying Murray didn't owe anyone an apology because what was said happened so long ago.
It is utterly contemptible that multiple news outlets wrote about Kyler Murray's high school tweets. Various headlines claimed they "resurfaced," which is doublespeak: you resurfaced them, for no reason at all. Shame on you all. https://t.co/NYBHSm0cqt— Robby Soave (@robbysoave) December 9, 2018
So this thing with Kyler Murray is just the last straw for me. At this point, I'm through pushing back on Trump or what anybody else wants to say about the press. Until it starts policing itself, institutionally it's the enemy of the people.— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) December 9, 2018
The left leaning liberals have gotten so tired of politically correcting the people on the right, they've began eating their own. LOL.... First Kevin Hart now Kyler Murray. BTW in case you don't know, Left Leaning Liberals are DEMOCRATS. https://t.co/dLyvPjlQy8— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) December 9, 2018
A 15 or 16 year old kid’s Tweets aren’t a story. What should be a story? The loser adults spending hours combing through old teenager Tweets to try and ruin someone on the night of their biggest accomplishment. Congrats to Kyler Murray on the Heisman.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 9, 2018
Judging people's character in adulthood by what they post on social media at the age of **15** is beyond moronic; it's oppressive. I'm so glad the internet didn't exist to permanently record my every utterance in adolescence https://t.co/l9R0tO7rfE— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 9, 2018
He was 15. The reporters should be disgraced here, not the kid. They really do want to become the enemy of the people, don’t they. https://t.co/IasWGP3mGm— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) December 9, 2018
14 or 15? Geez. We ALL would need forgiveness for those years. Press on, man.— Brandon Smith (@SerfingItUp) December 9, 2018
If someone has nothing better to do than lurk your tweets from when you were a kid in high school, they need to get a life. Your good Kyler. The ones who matter know your heart.— Weezy Wallace (@Weezy1978) December 9, 2018
Here is some advice, Kyler: After this apology DO NOT GIVE ANOTHER INCH. You apologized. That’s it. They will try and savage you. Do not allow them to make you into the person you were at 15.— Newman (@mt_newman) December 9, 2018
Not long after winning the coveted Heisman trophy on Saturday, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, 21, found himself apologizing for tweets he sent as a teenager. A series of tweet of Murray calling someone "queer" resurfaced, causing a frenzy, despite it being roughly six years old.
According to USA Today, the tweets remained on Murray's verified Twitter account late Saturday night but were eventually deleted sometime Sunday morning.
Murray took to the social media platform to apologize for his "poor choice of words"
I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15. 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.— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) December 9, 2018
Murray was the second consecutive University of Oklahoma player to receive the Heisman trophy. Last year, quarterback Baker Mayfield won the highly coveted trophy, Sporting News reported.
Murray, who is also a baseball player, signed a $4.66 million contract with the Oakland Athletics to play for them this upcoming season, ESPN reported.