Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parson has had a change of heart when it comes to the release of Brittney Griner. Early Thursday morning, Parsons questioned the U.S. and President Joe Biden about Griner’s release.

Parsons said in a tweet: “Wait nah! we left a Marine?!!” Hall nah” in response to the fact that while Griner was released, Paul Whelan remained in a Russian prison and was not part of the negotiation.

Later, Parsons clarified his statement and then apologized when he received more information about Griner’s case.

“Just spoke to some people that I respect and trust. I should have been more educated on the topic and not tweeted out of emotion for my family and others who have served. For that, I apologize. Also if what I’m told about the attempts to bring Ret Marine Paul Whelan home are true then the best outcome was accomplished,” wrote Parsons. “I pray Mr. Whelan comes home but am extremely happy for Brittney and her family. I am not too prideful to admit when I’ve made a mistake.”

Parson’s apology sounded sincere but it was too little, too late for some. NFL fans on social media dragged Parsons for his insensitive comments, calling him everything from “Pass Rush Limbaugh” to “MAGA Parsons.” Fans had a field day trolling the young NFL star for his initial comments.

Some people also weren’t buying the apology.

And then there were others who thought Parsons had no reason to apologize.

At least Parsons realized he should have been more informed before making a public statement.

[Micah Parsons]

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Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.