Nick Saban’s daughter Kristen was in some hot water after a tweet about the Ohio State Buckeyes ahead of their national championship clash with Alabama.
In a since-deleted tweet, Kristen blatantly implied that the Buckeyes were exaggerating the COVID-19 outbreak within the program in order to give star quarterback Justin Fields more time to fully recover from an injury suffered in the national semifinal against Clemson.
Immediately after the backlash began, Kristen issued a lengthy apology for her comments, saying she was “ashamed” of her message.
“The tweet I posted earlier this evening was uncalled for and hurtful. I made a huge mistake and I apologize. In a moment of frustration, I let my anger get the best of me and acted before thinking,” she wrote in a statement. “I sincerely regret my choice of reckless words. In no way did I intend to undermine the seriousness of the global pandemic and my heart goes out to those it has affected.”
“The health and safety of others is first and foremost and I pray that we all can find peace soon. I am ashamed and embarrassed. I hope you can forgive me.”Her original tweet can be seen below.
Since issuing the apology, Kristen has deleted her Twitter account.