Drew Brees: I apologize if the WMD comment offended anyone

Drew Brees has gotten a lot of backlash since he sent out a tweet Monday about weapons of mass destruction.

But Tuesday afternoon, Brees fired off his own response to that.

He tweeted, "my wmd comment has nothing to do with politics or our brave military. Merely an analogy to show how media influences public perception."

Minutes later, in a second tweet, he went on to say, "I apologize if the wmd comment offended anyone, specially our military. There is no one I respect more than our service men and women."

Twitter and Facebook users are busy sharing Brees' comment and there's a wide range of reactions.

John Kriesel tweeted, "maybe somebody will put a bounty out to injure Drew Brees this season. Perhaps then he'll stop defending that kind of behavior."

On the FOX 8 Facebook page, Marguerite Hebert says, "cut him some slack. They have been through enough!! Drew is an outstanding man!

Teri Tuller adds, "there is nothing wrong with what he said. All he meant was that the NFL keeps saying it, so people are going to believe it, but if the NFL doesn't find any real evidence, they surely won't come out and admit they were wrong."