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Jay Briscoe apologizes again for homophobic tweets in 2013

Both Briscoes discussed tweets that may be preventing them from getting to WWE or AEW.

This post was updated at 3:30 PM Eastern.

Jay Briscoe again apologized for past homophobic tweets that has reportedly prevented he and brother, Mark, from being hired in either WWE and AEW.

Fightful first had the transcription of the interview from the Battlegrounds podcast, but the episode was temporarily taken down and returned on Thursday afternoon.

Fightful reported last week that a "person of influence" within WarnerMedia didn't want the reigning Ring of Honor Tag Team Champions signed to AEW because of Jay's 2013 tweets.

When asked about the report, Jay didn't specifically address whether AEW had shown interest but did again apologize for his actions in 2013, saying that he thought he "was taking a stand for the Lord back in the day."

"I put out a stupid tweet nine years ago -- the most dumbest, immature, obnoxious shit I have ever done. I don't want anybody, from any walk of life, to feel like they can't care for the Briscoes because I promise we love everybody. We love everybody and we just want to go out there and be pro wrestlers and give the best match that we can," he said. 

"I said some dumb shit a long time ago, I apologized for it and I'll apologize for it again. It was stupid. I feel like now there are people who look at us like, 'We can't cheer for them because they hate a certain group of people.' We don't hate nobody. We love everybody. We're just some country boys." he continued.

Mark then said the comments were from immaturity and that they were counterproductive to what God wants which is to be a human being and relate to others with love.

Jay then said "we're not like that" when it comes to fans labeling them a certain way.

The two have remained busy since ROH closed operations at the end of December, working for GCW, House of Glory, Warrior Wrestling and other indies, Now that AEW head Tony Khan purchased ROH, the two await their fate in whatever Khan has planned for his new asset.