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Steve Clevenger apologizes for “beyond poorly” worded tweets

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SEATTLE, WA - MAY 14: Steve Clevenger #32 of the Seattle Mariners hits a go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Safeco Field on May 14, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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Mariners catcher Steve Clevenger made some regrettable tweets on Thursday night, giving his opinion on current events, including Black Lives Matter and recent protests regarding police brutality. The Mariners issued a statement, distancing themselves from Clevenger’s remarks.

Shortly after midnight on the East coast, Clevenger himself issued an apology of sorts. Via Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports:

It’s a rambling apology. And, to be frank, it’s a weak apology as he blames readers for "[reading] into my tweets far more deeply than how I actually feel.” A simple, “I said a bad thing and I’m sorry” would have sufficed.

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