By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nate Gerry issued an apology after old tweets containing racial slurs resurfaced. Gerry used the n-word in several tweets from 2011 and 2012.

In his apology, Gerry said, in part, “I am incredibly disappointed in myself and downright sick over these actions because I know that they don’t reflect my values as a person.”

He went on to say, “I am committed to showing through my actions. That is not who I am or what I represent.”