Hickson apologizes for Valentine's Day tweets

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Associated Press

Posted on February 20, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 20 at 9:00 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland forward J.J. Hickson apologized for his Valentine's Day tweets about when to cut off contact with a woman.

The Trail Blazers' big man took to the social media site last week to post a series of tweets with the hashtag (hash)girlbye that he meant to be funny one-liners. But some of the stream drew criticism for being demeaning toward women. He also included a shout-out to strippers.

Hickson apologized to those he offended, but insisted the whole thing was a joke.

A spokesman for the Blazers said Wednesday that Hickson's tweets were treated as an internal matter that has been addressed. The team has a Twitter policy which it reviews with the players.

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