by Chris Lingebach

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Longtime sports columnist Rick Reilly may have some apologizing to do. Then again, he just penned his final ESPN column last week, and plans to retire from sports, so maybe not.

Reilly, commenting seemingly with regard to German golfer Martin Kaymer’s dominant performance through the first two rounds of the U.S. Open, sent out this regrettable tweet Friday afternoon.

The internet, deservedly so, responded just how you would expect.

Before moving to ESPN in 2008, Reilly spent much of his career writing for Sport Illustrated — dating back to 1985 — where he became renowned for his “Life of Reilly” column featured on the back page of the magazine from 1997 to 2007.

Reilly has said he plans to move to Italy with his wife and write books.

He may want to rush those travel plans along a little sooner than expected.

The tweet has not been deleted.


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