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CNN's Martin reinstated after suspension

5:31 PM, Mar 13, 2012   |    comments
CNN contributor Roland Martin (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA (WXIA) - The suspension of CNN analyst Roland Martin has been lifted. Martin got into hot water Super Bowl Sunday after tweeting comments that some thought were offensive.

Martin's tweets were criticized as homophobic by GLAAD and CNN.

When the network suspended Martin, they released a statement that called his statements offensive.

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"Roland Martin's tweets were regrettable and offensive. Language that demeans is inconsistent with the values and culture of our organization, and is not tolerated. We have been giving careful consideration to this matter, and Roland will not be appearing on our air for the time being."

Martin has since apologized for the tweets, which included suggestions that any man at a Super Bowl party who's psyched about soccer star David Beckham's H&M underwear ad should be smacked.

CNN made the announcement of Martin's reinstatement Monday.

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