A wide receiver who was released from the San Diego Chargers Monday is rumored to have been cut for a remark he made about 16-year-old singer Justin Bieber on Twitter.
Demetrius Byrd, who is still recovering from a car accident a year ago, wrote on Twitter on Monday, "Hey twitt fam is it gay to like justin bieber? Cuz I'm not gay but I'm feelin dat baby sng dat shit rockin right now on my cd also." Hours later, he was released from the team.
Rumors flew concerning whether he was released due to his tweets, but Byrd went back on to his account to dispel the speculation.
"TO ALL U PPL WHO THINK I GOT CUT CUZ OF THAT TWEET F--- YALL I'M PISSED," he wrote, in addition to thanking the Chargers for drafting him.
Byrd was rendered unable to play after a car accident in Miami last year, and he spent his first season in the NFL on the bench.
He plans to go back to Louisiana State University to finish his last few credits to graduate.