A former Ravens and University of Maryland wide receiver apologized Thursday for Twitter comments he made about Jewish people.
Torrey Smith : Apologizes | Tweets | Instagram
James Torrey Smith is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at the University of Maryland and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2011 NFL Draft.
|Born:||January 26, 1989
Colonial Beach, Virginia
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||205 lb (93 kg)|
He also played for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Carolina Panthers.
Smith is a two-time Super Bowl champion, winning Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens and Super Bowl LII with the Eagles.
Torrey Smith Apologizes
On Wednesday, two-time Super Bowl champion Torrey Smith referenced recent antisemitic comments about Jews made by the artist formerly known as Kanye West that have led to companies like Adidas canceling deals with him.
A former Ravens and University of Maryland wide receiver apologized Thursday for Twitter comments he made about Jewish people and the rapper Ye after talking with Baltimore City Councilman Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer about the impact of antisemitic tropes.
“After talking to some of my friends and members of the Jewish community, I would like to apologize for the hurt that some people have experienced from my tweet,” Smith wrote. “I was speaking strictly about representation but recognize that my point falls in line with an antisemitic trope. I know what that means for the Jewish community during this time.”
“Whenever someone high profile makes comments like that, it enables people who have antisemitic sentiments to bring those forward,” Patoka said in an interview Thursday.
After saying in a video Wednesday night that he would not apologize, Smith issued an apology on Twitter on Thursday afternoon following a lengthy dialogue with Schleifer.
Torrey Smith Tweets
One current NFL player, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith, was thinking the same thing, and went to Twitter to express his thoughts, tweeting “Peyton to Denver?? What does that mean for Tebow?”
Instead of getting normal responses from fans, some ignorant people decided to suggest that the Ravens should trade Smith for Tebow. In fact, one guy told Smith that he was “garbage.”
Torrey Smith Tweets also led to fans telling Smith that the Ravens should trade the team’s current quarterback Joe Flacco for Tebow, as some uneducated fans actually believe Tebow is a better option.
Smith promptly tweeted “I will argue with anyone about our QB…I’d bet more than my normal $5 that he gets a ring soon enough.”
Smith also tweeted back to specific people that bashed him, and if you’d like to read any of those tweets, you can go to Smith’s Twitter here: https://twitter.com/#!/TorreySmithWR.
And just a suggestion to anyone that bashed Smith or Flacco on Twitter, please get a life. To tell a professional athlete who excelled in his rookie year that he is “garbage” is just unacceptable. Don’t be jealous that someone plays in front of 70,000 fans every Sunday while you sit home watching the game.
The first words you hear before a tiny, bushy-haired baby in nothing but a diaper comes flying onto the screen. The excitement of the opening line of Silento’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” has caused the toddler to burst into the middle of a living room, falling over himself in excitement.
As the song builds to the dance routine made popular in 2015, TJ Smith, the half-naked 1-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles receiver Torrey Smith, is bobbing up and down in excitement, his elbow bent to a near perfect 90-degree angle, anticipating the cue from the young Atlanta rapper.
In the background, raised to their feet by TJ’s presence, stand two slightly older children and the hyperventilating baby’s mother, Chanel Smith.
As the first verse begins (Now watch me …), a devilish grin comes across the boy’s face; he knows this is his moment, his time to shine. The second half hits (… whip, now watch me Nae Nae). TJ’s one decibel too high on his pint-sized Richter scale, his “whip” catapulting himself across the room.
Over the past two years, TJ, now 3, has graced the social media accounts of Torrey and Chanel Smith, appearing in roughly 99 percent of his parents’ Instagram posts. He’s not limited to whipping and Nae Nae-ing either.
He has (literally) bounced to Diddy and Pharrell’s “Finna Get Loose,” Cha-Cha’d to Don Omar’s “Danza Kuduro” and hit dem folks to Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall’s “JuJu On That Beat.” He’s been featured in The Washington Post, USA Today, GQ and ESPN, and the toddler boasts his own Instagram account that’s racked up over 14,000 followers since 2014. Sports website Deadspin dubbed him “King Of The Sports Babies.”