Nestor Cortes addresses 'unacceptable' tweets from 10 years ago


Nestor Cortes deactivated his Twitter after decade-old tweets containing offensive language were unearthed by a Twitter user on Sunday.

The tweets, ranging from 2012 to 2013, surfaced on Twitter after the lefty was shutting down the White Sox and taking control of the best ERA in all of baseball. But Cortes, on the fast track to becoming an All-Star behind one of the biggest surprises in the sport, told reporters the tweets were “unacceptable.”

“Those aren’t the messages I want to send out,” Cortes said Monday, via the New York Post. “I deleted my Twitter to clean stuff up. Hopefully I can make a better impact in the world for the people that look up to me to give a better example.

”I like to attract people like me, not the prototype 6-foot-5, 97 [mph]. For the last two or three years, I’ve been pretty positive on Twitter. When I saw that, I was a little pissed off at myself.”

Cortes said he remembered the tweets once he saw them back on the social media app, and will take the coming days to clean up his account so he can return.

“I’m not gonna say I don’t, but I didn’t realize they were still there,” Cortes said. “It’s unacceptable. I could have managed myself better and said stuff differently.”Top of FormBottom of Form

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