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Author of controversial Lupul, Phaneuf, Cuthbert tweet issues apology

By Rob Longley, Toronto Sun

(Twitter)

(Twitter)

A Twitter user, whose tweet appeared on the TSN airwaves this week setting off a controversy around the Maple Leafs, has apparently apologized.

Anthony Adragna issued an apology via Twitter on Friday night to Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf and Phaneuf's wife, actress Elisha Cuthbert, for a suggestive tweet that ran on TSN during trade deadline day.

The three threatened a lawsuit against TSN and Adragna.

"The tweet included rude, uncalled for, false and hurtful words about Dion Phaneuf, Joffrey Lupul and Elisha Cuthbert," the tweet from Adragna's account said. "Although this remark was only meant to be seen by a select few, it does not excuse my decision to post this tweet.

"I want to tell Dion, Joffrey and Elisha how truly sorry I am. I am also sorry for the trouble and hurt this has caused for others."

Cuthbert responded to Adranga's message, commending him for his bravery and accountability on behalf of herself and her husband.

Cuthbert, Lupul and Phaneuf had earlier sent a letter via their lawyer, Peter A. Gall, to TSN seeking damages and a formal apology.

TSN's James Duthie delivered the on-air apology to Cuthbert, Lupul and Phaneuf following the controversy.