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Earlier this week, former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin tweeted, "Rape is the new missionary." After coming under fire for that tweet, UFC president Dana White said that Griffin was upset and that the tweet was misunderstood. Now, Griffin has apologized and made a donation to a Las Vegas rape crisis center.
On Thursday, Griffin visited the Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas to deliver the apology and donation in person.
"I feel bad, I want to apologize, I feel like a should be punished a little bit," Griffin said to KTNV-TV. "Maybe other professional athletes or just guys in locker rooms can kind of be more sensitive towards the topic of rape. Once you take the comments in the light of day you feel disgusted by it, but at the time you don't think," Griffin said.
Kudos to Griffin for not just apologizing for the remark that was called "disgusting" by the executive director of the Rape Crisis Center, but for making a donation...
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Rape is the new missionary
Yeah just unfollowed @ForrestGriffin bc he said rape is the new missionary, completely inappropriate.
(Sent to@TinaMarieTXs) Keep it to yourself nobody cares.
Forrest then tweeted that following him was a privilege. A woman then...
UFC fighter Forrest Griffin is extremely popular on Twitter -- he's unpredictable and funny, he engages fans and he doesn't stop talking about UFC and MMA. In case that sentence wasn't foreshadowing enough, that combination can sometimes get fighters into a bit of trouble. With the Penn State scandal looming, and sexual crimes in the minds of America, Griffin decided...
Just days after receiving a $5,000 Twitter bonus from the UFC for being one of the company’s most “creative” tweeters, Forrest Griffin (Pictured) posted a highly-controversial message claiming, “Rape is the new missionary.”
The former light heavyweight champion was attempting to make a joke about how rape has become commonplace given the number of recent high-profile...
The UFC recently rewarded Forrest Griffin $5,000 for his "creativity" on Twitter, but he went too far on a tweet yesterday, saying, "Rape is the new missionary."
When a fan unfollowed him and called him out on what he considered a joke, he responded, "Keep it to yourself." Later, he deleted the tweet and said, "I'm sorry, I'm gonna go ahead...
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