Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Stamps Say Burris Is Innocent

From Canadian Press

The Calgary Stampeders vow to get to the bottom of a tweet that landed quarterback Henry Burris in hot water.
A message re-tweeted on Burris' Twitter account Tuesday contained content about oral sex.
The tweet was deleted and Burris later posted: "I got word some weird tweet was on my page! If anyone saw that, I don't know where that came from and I'd never tweet that! Apologies!"
Stampeders president Lyle Bauer and head coach John Hufnagel met with Burris about the tweet on Wednesday morning. While Bauer says Burris didn't have an explanation for how the message appeared on his account, Bauer was satisfied the player named the Canadian Football League's most outstanding player last season was not responsible for the crude post.

Bauer says the club will try to find out if Burris's Twitter account was hacked and if so, how.

"Henry denies making that tweet and we believe Henry," Bauer said. "Henry is a great ambassador for the football team, the community, as well as the CFL and we certainly owe him that consideration.

"We will be doing our own review of what was posted, how it was done etcetera and find out if we can get to the bottom of what and how. One thing I want to say is we take this very seriously."

It's not the first time Burris has been embarrassed on-line. Photos of him shirtless and wearing a bra while standing next to a woman also in a bra circulated last September. Burris said then wearing the bra was a birthday prank.
The 36-year-old is in his seventh season as Calgary's starting quarterback and led the club to a Grey Cup in 2008. Burris has almost 4,000 followers on Twitter.


Anonymous said...

Next time make sure to send a PM instead of tweeting to all of your followers, you dumbass.

Burris is an idiot. Anyone who believes he's not responsible are just kidding themselves.

Anonymous said...

Hank will figure out how to blame it on a Roughrider fan.