I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…someone needs to get Chipper Jones off the internet.
Friday night, the Atlanta Braves legend channeled his inner conspiracy theorist again (more on that in second) and tweeted some dumb stuff about the December 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that ended with 20 young children and 6 adults dead.
Perhaps recognizing his error (let’s hope), he deleted the tweet a few hours later and Saturday afternoon, he even apologized for it.
Apology or not, the damage was already done. And, as you might expect, his initial comments weren’t taken lightly.
In case you didn’t figure it out, Christina Hassinger is the daughter of Dawn Hochsprung, Sandy Hook’s principal at the time of the shooting and one of killer Adam Lanza’s first victims inside the school. She’s spent the last two years speaking out against gun violence.
Jones can apologize, but this isn’t the first time he’s gone all “conspiracy theorist” on us. Back in November 2012, the eight-time All-Star sat down and watched “JFK” on REELZ and decided to voice his displeasure with, of all things, the findings of the Warren Commission.
And it’s also not the first time Jones has put his foot in his mouth and had to backpedal. Who can forget that time he told the Rutgers basketball team to “toughen up”?
Or how about that time he had some suggestions on how to keep “illegals” out of the country?
And, naturally, the subsequent apology.
Man, to have been a fly on the wall of the Braves clubhouse when Jones and fellow comedian John Rocker were teammates! I can only imagine the conversations those two good old boys used to have.
Maybe it’s time for Jones to quit Twitter again.