November 15, 2012

Statement from Nik Lewis

Calgary Stampeders receiver Nik Lewis would like to issue the following statement regarding his recent inappropriate comment on Twitter.

Statement from Nik Lewis:

“It’s not in my character or nature to condone violence in any way, especially violence against women. I made a huge mistake with my tweet and I apologize sincerely to everyone. I am truly sorry.

“I didn’t realize until today how many people were offended by my comment. I didn’t mean to cause anyone grief. I know this doesn’t change anything that’s been done, but I will be donating my West Final game cheque to the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.”

Lewis also apologized directly to the Stampeders ownership group who, when informed of the player’s gesture, matched the contribution to the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter.

The ownership group expresses its dismay and regret at the action of the player. This player and all members of the team are expected to conduct themselves publicly and privately with professionalism and respect for the community and everyone in it.