Denver Post Writer Says He Never Meant To Tweet About How "Horny" He Got While Covering The Olympics

So what prompted John Henderson of the Denver Post to tweet that on Sunday? Denver Westword noted that it appeared in Henderson's timeline not long after he had written separate blog items about a pair of teenage swimmers. Which is ... awkward.

The tweet remained posted for more than 24 hours, but it has since been taken down. So was Henderson guilty of leering in the press box? Well, sort of. He responded to Denver Westword to say it was all a big misunderstanding, see. Henderson had intended for the tweet to be a direct message to a woman with whom he had been, um, conversing. But, you know, he's a newspaper guy still getting acquainted with this whole Twitter thingamajingy concept, and—whoops!—the comment got shared with the entire world by mistake:

"Her comments made me horny. Not any athlete," he stresses, adding, "Good Lord, that came on the heels of a blog about a 16-year-old girl? I really hope nobody made that connection."

Oh, OK. That clears that up. Though now we can't help but picture Henderson sitting there along press row at the pool deck, just sex messaging away in between occasional glances at the 4 x 200 free relay. But at least he never tried to claim he was hacked.

[Denver Westword]

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