Falcons legend Roddy White apologizes for ‘insensitive’ remarks defending Texans’ Deshaun Watson
Legendary Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White apologized for his “insensitive” comments regarding the numerous sexual misconduct lawsuits filed against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson this month.
White, 39, took to Twitter on Wednesday to apologize for a tweet he sent out last week after Watson was hit with his third lawsuit. In the post he defended the quarterback, claiming that it is “impossible to make someone give [you] oral sex.”
“I sent out a text that was very insensitive about the @deshaunwatson situation. I apologize for it not having a complete understanding from a women’s point of view these things can happen,” White’s tweet read.
“I have known @deshaunwatson since he was a teenager and I wish the best comes out of this.”
The four-time Pro Bowler was slammed on social media last week after seemingly attacking Watson’s accusers.
“I hate this for @deshaunwatson the quickest way now to get a bag is to sue someone,” he said in a tweet. “It’s impossible to make someone give u oral sex. This is a far stretch and everybody want to get paid.”
But social media users fired back.
There are currently 16 lawsuits against Watson alleging sexual assault and harassment. All of the women who have sued Watson are either licensed massage therapists or worked in a spa or similar business.
His lawyers said the latest allegations against Watson were made following a failed attempt to blackmail the NFL player for $30,000.
Fox News’ Daniel Canova contributed to this report.