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LeSean McCoy apologizes for twitter war

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Over the weekend, LeSean McCoy got into a lengthy and often times obscene twitter war with the mother of his child. Neither side came out looking very good or mature, but the fact is that only one of the two is a high profile NFL athlete with thousands of followers, many of which are kids.

It was not something you want to see one of your most important players getting into publicly. It's just low rent and there's no need for it. McCoy has come to the same conclusion and issued the following statement.

"In light of the recent events that played out over Twitter this past weekend, I would like to express how deeply sorry and remorseful I am to my family, the Philadelphia Eagles, my fans, and every young person who views me as a role model. This is not who I am as a person, nor the image I ever wanted to portray of myself. It's definitely not the example I want to set for my son.

"My Twitter account was not hacked. I take full responsibility and I apologize for trying to make it seem like it was not me. Due to my bad judgment and frustration, I allowed a very personal matter to be played out on a social network, of all things. It was immature and unprofessional for me to do so and to encourage others to join in.

"As a parent, emotions are often magnified when there are stressful and emotional situations concerning them.I take great pride in being a good father and strive to one day be a great one. I've always done everything in my means to provide for my son financially, emotionally, and most importantly with my time and heart. I am sick over the fact that my actions have caused pain to him and all involved. I have decided to handle this matter privately from here on out and I thank everyone for their continued support."

In the end, LeSean Mccoy is 24 years old. He's not a kid anymore and while it's not ok for him to do what he did, it's good to see him own up to it. We can only hope he learned a lesson.