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Chipper Jones Is Sorry For Tweeting The Sandy Hook Massacre Was A Hoax

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Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones says he is sorry for tweeting that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.

Here's what Chipper tweeted, for the record:

Jones has since deleted Friday's tweet, but multiple people on Twitter grabbed a screenshot of it.

Jones' tweet soon drew outrage from many users, including accounts belonging to relatives of the victims.

The 2012 massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School killed 26 people, including 20 children.

.@TylerKepner @RealCJ10 Sandy Hook families are responding to Chipper Jones' repugnant Tweet

Shannon@shannonrwattsFollow

.@TylerKepner @RealCJ10 Sandy Hook families are responding to Chipper Jones' repugnant Tweet

1:47 PM - 07 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jones later admitted he was wrong, saying he got some bad information and should have looked into it more.

My apologies for my Sandy Hook tweet yest. I had heard something from someone which I thought to be credible and tweeted w/out researching.

Chipper Jones@RealCJ10Follow

My apologies for my Sandy Hook tweet yest. I had heard something from someone which I thought to be credible and tweeted w/out researching.

2:30 PM - 07 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

It was irresponsible of me to do that and will not happen again. Please accept my heartfelt apology to those who were hurt or offended.

Chipper Jones@RealCJ10Follow

It was irresponsible of me to do that and will not happen again. Please accept my heartfelt apology to those who were hurt or offended.

2:41 PM - 07 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

But his apology wasn't good enough for some of the victims.

Disappointed in the media for the acceptance of the heartless "apology" of @RealCJ10 - he is re victimizing us, no idea of the pain caused.

Erica Lafferty @E_Laffs2Follow

Disappointed in the media for the acceptance of the heartless "apology" of @RealCJ10 - he is re victimizing us, no idea of the pain caused.

9:15 AM - 08 Feb 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

This isn't the first conspiracy Jones has bought into.

JFK is on REELZ. Zapruder footage is coming on soon. Check it out. Oswald is behind JFK and to the right. No way he fired the kill shot.

Chipper Jones@RealCJ10Follow

JFK is on REELZ. Zapruder footage is coming on soon. Check it out. Oswald is behind JFK and to the right. No way he fired the kill shot.

11:00 PM - 14 Nov 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

What a crock of crap! Oswald killed Kennedy? Seriously? Sorry, but I'm watching JFK. It's almost laughable what they want us to believe.

Chipper Jones@RealCJ10Follow

What a crock of crap! Oswald killed Kennedy? Seriously? Sorry, but I'm watching JFK. It's almost laughable what they want us to believe.

10:40 PM - 14 Nov 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

Anyone who has ever fired a rifle and watched the Zapruder film, will tell you the fatal headshot came from the grassy knoll. C'mon people!!

Chipper Jones@RealCJ10Follow

Anyone who has ever fired a rifle and watched the Zapruder film, will tell you the fatal headshot came from the grassy knoll. C'mon people!!

10:42 PM - 14 Nov 12ReplyRetweetFavorite

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