Miss. College Football Player: ’I Look Down on Gay Football Players’
A football player for Mississippi State University made himself the subject of headlines this week after tweeting some incensed comments about National Football League draft prospect Michael Sam, who came out Sunday.
Though Sam has been lauded by his peers and even the White House, specifically Michelle Obama, a number have been critical of what it will mean to have an openly gay player in the NFL, citing how it will impact culture in the locker room. The latest to voice his disparaging opinion on Sam is Mississippi State University’s Rufus Warren, who went on a Twitter tirade this week, insulting the out athlete and the LGBT community, sports news site FanSided reports.
"Takes a lot to come out and say you like men.. Just don’t agree," Warren, who uses the Twitter handle @2_amazing, tweeted. "This sport is too violent for yu to go home to another man at night..#ICantDoIt."
The athlete added: "I don’t have a problem with gay people.. Be happy! But I look down on gay football players.. This is a MAN sport! And being gay is not a man."
FanSided notes that the tweets have been deleted and Warren switched his account to private. He did apologize, however, and his apology was retweeted by Michael Bonner, a reporter for the Mississippi newspaper, the Clarion-Ledger.
"My school does not need to reflect my thoughts.. I deeply apologize to my school and followers for what I have said," Warren, a tight end for Mississippi State, reportedly said.