It's been a rough stretch for NFL players on Twitter. That, of course, is nothing new.
Roddy White is the latest to step into hot water, with comments he made earlier this week.
White responded: "Would u rather be gay or straight come on u know that answer?"
Within seconds, White was under fire from followers, leading him to write the following: "Freedom of speech. I don't care how much money I make. I should be held to my own standards and not the standards of other oopinion.#period."
Followed by this: "... every time somebody says the word gay u want to get your panties in a bunch relax #whyusoemotional."
White expressed remorse Thursday:
OK people I apologize for saying the word gay I know it's a sensitive subject and a athlete of my stature should not use it.
- Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) April 12, 2012
A follower tweeted back at White, saying: "SHAME on YOU! You have a platform, use it to show respect to ALL people, GAY OR STRAIGHT."
White countered: "I built this platform myself and i dont respect all people."
White is permitted to speak as he pleases online, but there are consequences, and he is dealing with those this week.
Will this be the final skirmish created by an NFL player on Twitter? Not a chance.