An employee of Johns Hopkins University criticized for a tweet she sent about the recent death of Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith's brother has issued an apology.
In a statement forwarded by Johns Hopkins University, Katie Moody said the following:
"I profoundly regret my thoughtless, tasteless and completely inappropriate comment, and I deeply lament the pain that it has caused. I would like to apologize to Torrey Smith, his family, friends, and everyone who was distressed by what I said. I should have been offering sympathy and compassion for such a terrible and heart-breaking loss. I set high standards for myself as a person and as a fan, and I fell short of these standards. This was a horrible lapse in judgment that I will always regret. I am truly sorry."
Moody's Twitter account has since been made private.
In response to the issue, officials at Johns Hopkins say the university will not speak for her or represent her in the issue. They say the tweet was sent from a personal account, and in no way is connected to her employment at Johns Hopkins.
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