HOUSTON (CBS Houston) Former Atlanta Braves’ baseman Chipper Jones is truly sorry about his comments surrounding individuals who are in the United States with the improper or unauthorized documents pertaining to their citizenship.
Jones wrote on his Twitter page referencing those individuals who lack the sufficient paperwork that shows they are United Sates citizens:
Y’all think if they took all them gators they trap in Fla and La and put them in the Rio Grande, it wud stop the illegals from crossing? Jk
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) June 8, 2013
He later apologized for his comments:
I realize that my tweet yest was offensive and distasteful. An attempt at humor was a terrible mistake. Please accept my heartfelt apology!
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) June 9, 2013
The comments Jones made caused outrage amongst professional athletes as well as the general public:
— AlejandroAguerrebere (@Alejou) June 9, 2013
— Jerry Peruchini (@peruchini) June 9, 2013
The former American Major League Baseball third baseman spent his entire 19-year career playing for the Atlanta Braves.
Jones who ended his career in 2012 as a .303 hitter with 468 home runs, 1,512 walks, and 1,623 RBI in 2,499 games with 8,984 at bats, went on to garner the most career RBIs for a third baseman.