Former Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones apologized Saturday for a tweet he made questioning the credibility of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting.
Jones tweeted Friday “So the FBI comes out and confirms that Sandy Hook was a hoax! Where’s the outrage? What else are we being lied to about? Waco? JFK? Pfff…”
The 19-year-old baseball veteran called his tweet “irresponsible” after saying he “heard something from someone which I thought to be credible and tweeted w/out researching.” He then said it was responsible of him and he offered an apology to those he affected.
My apologies for my Sandy Hook tweet yest. I had heard something from someone which I thought to be credible and tweeted w/out researching.— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) February 7, 2015
It was irresponsible of me to do that and will not happen again. Please accept my heartfelt apology to those who were hurt or offended.— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) February 7, 2015
The shooting occurred on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, mostly children, then turned the gun on himself.