Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Carlton Davis Releases Statement After Using Anti-Asian Slur

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Carlton Davis has apologized for using an anti-Asian slur in his Tweet from Sunday night. "Gotta stop letting gooks in Miami," the now-deleted Tweet read.

The 24-year-old apologized in his subsequent Tweets, saying he wasn’t aware of the meaning. He claimed that he was referring to a specific producer from Miami and thought the word meant “lame.” He included an Urban Dictionary definition to show his intended connotation of the word.

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He ended his apology by acknowledging that it comes during “tough times.”

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The Buccaneers GM Jason Licht followed up Davis’s apology with a statement explaining how he and the organization will work harder to understand and learn from the incident.

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Davis's messages come during a time of increasing anti-Asian bias and violence reported throughout the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Many famous athletes including Jeremy Lin and Chloe Kim have spoken about the recent anti-Asian incidents. Feature Image vie Getty

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