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Chipper Jones apologizes for Sandy Hook tweet


Chipper Jones is the latest athlete to take the Twitter apology route after he jumped on the widely-debunked conspiracy bandwagon this weekend.

Jones apparently learned of some new information regarding the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting (perhaps he saw this video?) and sent out a tweet Friday indicating he believed the shooting was a hoax:

chipper sandy hook tweet

As you might imagine, that one got a little more attention than his tweets about deer hunting and beer drinking. The Twitter police was quickly out in full force.

Cristina Hassinger, daughter of murdered Sandy Hook principal Dawn Hochsprung, responded with a fiery tweet of her own.

Jones later deleted the tweet. On Saturday, he offered the following apology.

So who may have been Chipper’s “credible” source? We know of one former teammate who likely frequents the sites that peddle these ridiculous conspiracy theories. Although they’ve claimed to have buried the hatchet, maybe he was setting Chipper up!

Screenshot via SportsGrid


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