Nationals’ Rizzo, Turner issue statements on offensive tweets

Washington Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo has issued the following statement regarding Trea Turner:

“I have spoken with Trea regarding the tweets that surfaced earlier tonight. He understands that his comments - regardless of when they were posted - are inexcusable and is taking full responsibility for his actions. The Nationals organization does not condone discrimination in any form, and his comments in no way reflect the values of our club. Trea has been a good teammate and model citizen in our clubhouse, and these comments are not indicative of how he has conducted himself while part of our team. He has apologized to me and to the organization for his comments.”

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner has issued the following statement:

“There are no excuses for my insensitive and offensive language on Twitter. I am sincerely sorry for those tweets and apologize wholeheartedly. I believe people who know me understand those regrettable actions do not reflect my values or who I am. But I understand the hurtful nature of such language and am sorry to have brought any negative light to the Nationals organization, myself or the game I love.”