Skip to comments.Dolphins fine and suspend player for tweeting negative comment about Michael Sam
Posted on 05/12/2014 12:14:46 PM PDT by kingattax
When Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones tweeted "horrible" in regards to Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on ESPN after being drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, it wasn't a moment the NFL, Sam, the Dolphins or anyone wanted.
But make no mistake, it allowed the NFL an opportunity to send a strong message: If you have public and negative comments about Sam and his sexuality, you will be punished and shamed.
Jones, a second-year strong safety who had 10 tackles in 16 games last year, tweeted "omg" right after ESPN showed Sam's reaction to being drafted. According to thephinsider.com, when asked on Twitter if he was referring to Sam kissing his boyfriend, Jones tweeted, "horrible."
The Dolphins and NFL aren't going to mess around with this type of thing. Jones was fined and suspended from all team activities until he completes educational training for his Twitter comments. The Dolphins didn't put this off. On a relatively quiet Sunday around the NFL, the Dolphins announced the punishment, put out a statement from coach Joe Philbin and an apology from Jones:
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Ridiculous....I hope the air goes out of all their balls.
I don’t care for the NFL’s stance, but this has nothing to do with free speech.
The play is free to say what he wants.
His employer is free to hold the player accountable.
Will they sue people for not buying tickets?
Yet NO outrage when people were trashing Tim Tebow for his Christian beliefs..OK I understand it now, trash a Conservative Christian, fine and dandy..dare say ANYTHING negative about a fruitcake who was kissing his “Boyfriend” on TV (which thank God I did NOT see otherwise I would have hurled)..that person gets trashed in the media..free speech in America is NOT dead, as long as your trashing the ones the media despises
It already has, metaphorically.
You remember all the fun that was made of Tim Tebow? I don’t remember ONE outrcy.
I’ve seen this movie before. Once the Bobbitt story broke, the p word was everywhere. Now explocit homo acts will be in our faces starting with espn and Drudge, ending with billboards, children’s cartoons and end cap placements at Target
The Amish may have a point.
May the NFL collapse.
I know that I will never watch a game with this fairy in it.
I think it’s the pinheads in the NFL front office who are suffering from concussions and not the players. The jerks at the NFL need to grow up. This is still America and we still have a Bill of Rights. The First Amendment was not suspended just because a moron from Kenya went through the evolutionary process and is now having a love affair with “the first openly gay” homosexuals.
Yes, he has to go to Education Training before he can play football...Might be the one thing that kills the twitter phenomenon!.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy.
THIS IS THE NEW McCARTHYISM
(with the perrverted meaning of the phrase)
“Are you now, or have you ever been a member of an anti-gay hate group?”
McCarthyism is used to mean an unfair persecution of communist memebers of Hollywood when it in reallity was the ACTUAL investigation of REAL communists.
Soon they will be playing touch football!!
Oh I'm sorry, was he using a Dolphin's computer and Internet connection while he was playing a game for them? This has everything to do with free speech.
It would never happen to a franchise player like a Tom Brady, for example.
and we’re free to condemn the NFL for their hypocrisy.
NSA is watching.
I'm now considering extending that ban to television viewing.
I'd say 'ef 'em, but they'd probably enjoy it.
Don’t watch any. It is uplifting.