Griffin apologizes for rape tweet, makes donation to rape crisis center

Maggie Hendricks

Earlier this week, former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin tweeted, "Rape is the new missionary." After coming under fire for that tweet, UFC president Dana White said that Griffin was upset and that the tweet was misunderstood. Now, Griffin has apologized and made a donation to a Las Vegas rape crisis center.

On Thursday, Griffin visited the Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas to deliver the apology and donation in person.

"I feel bad, I want to apologize, I feel like a should be punished a little bit," Griffin said [to KTNV-TV].

"Maybe other professional athletes or just guys in locker rooms can kind of be more sensitive towards the topic of rape.  Once you take the comments in the light of day you feel disgusted by it, but at the time you don't think," Griffin said.

Kudos to Griffin for not just apologizing for the remark that was called "disgusting" by the executive director of the Rape Crisis Center, but for making a donation and using it as an opportunity to question how rape is talked about.

Thanks to MMA Weekly.

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