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Steelers' Porter Fined For Using Gay Slur
yahoo.com ^ | 12/14/06 | unknown

Posted on 12/15/2006 3:16:56 AM PST by beyond the sea

Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker Joey Porter was fined $10,000 by the NFL on Thursday for a gay slur he made towards Cleveland Browns' tight end Kellen Winslow after the game on Thursday.

During the game, Winslow was flagged for a personal foul for hitting Steelers linebacker James Farrior after a play. In a post-game interview, Porter referred to Winslow with a derogatory word used to describe homosexuals.

On Tuesday, Porter apologized, saying he didn't intend to offend anyone but Winslow.

"I guess, how we used that word freely, me using it growing up, I didn't think anything of it," Porter said on Tuesday. "I apologize to anyone I offended. I didn't mean to offend nobody but Kellen Winslow."

This was Porter's second fine of the season. During a game against the Atlanta Falcons in October, Porter was fined $15,000 for comments he made to an official.

There is no word on whether Porter will appeal the fine.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: aids; childmolesters; disease; fined; football; gay; gaystapo; sodomites; sodomy; steelers
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Talk about a push poll:

A survey on a this local tv station, WTAE: Do You Feel Joey Porter's Punishment Was Enough?

What about asking if he should have been fined in the first place?

1 posted on 12/15/2006 3:16:59 AM PST by beyond the sea
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To: beyond the sea

I'm assuming he called him a fag?


2 posted on 12/15/2006 3:17:53 AM PST by ShadowDancer (No autopsy, no foul.)
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To: All; RightWhale; Dane; unix; MadelineZapeezda; suburban_republican; HamiltonJay; ...

Joey: Just be glad you didn't make fun of Winslow's ears ........... ping.


3 posted on 12/15/2006 3:19:14 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: beyond the sea
"I guess, how we used that word freely, me using it growing up, I didn't think anything of it,"

Back then there was an America

4 posted on 12/15/2006 3:19:16 AM PST by moonman (`)
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To: ShadowDancer
I'm assuming he called him a fag?

I am pretty sure that was it. A cigarette.

;-)

5 posted on 12/15/2006 3:20:35 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: beyond the sea

Well, if that's the word he used, I have to agree with what he said. We said that growing up as often as we said 'the', 'and', and 'if'. And it was totally non-gender specific, too.


6 posted on 12/15/2006 3:23:40 AM PST by ShadowDancer (No autopsy, no foul.)
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To: beyond the sea

My thoughts also ... my son was amused at this story. He said if the media ever heard what passes for conversation in a high school football locker room, we would all be broke.


7 posted on 12/15/2006 3:24:36 AM PST by ByteMercenary (9-11: supported everywhere by followers of the the cult of islam.)
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To: moonman
I guess, how we used that word freely, me using it growing up, I didn't think anything of it," ------------- Back then there was an America

This fine to me is totally unwarranted. If I were him, I wouldn't pay it.

Let's say Winslow is gay, what's wrong with calling him what he is?

Then, if Porter was just using it toward Winslow to refer to a guy who made the 'chicken-sh*t' late hit on the Steelers' Farrior, then it was even less of a problem.

This fine is a bad JOKE. I wouldn't pay it, even if I lost the appeal.

8 posted on 12/15/2006 3:26:21 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: ShadowDancer
I'm assuming he called him a fag?

They fined him for that?

How gay.

9 posted on 12/15/2006 3:26:56 AM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: ByteMercenary
My thoughts also ... my son was amused at this story. He said if the media ever heard what passes for conversation in a high school football locker room, we would all be broke.

LOL ............... I hear you.

10 posted on 12/15/2006 3:27:19 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: SIDENET
I'm assuming he called him a fag? ------------- They fined him for that? How gay.

ROFL ...... there goes the coffee. Paper towels, please.

11 posted on 12/15/2006 3:28:47 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: SIDENET

LOL


12 posted on 12/15/2006 3:29:26 AM PST by ShadowDancer (No autopsy, no foul.)
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To: beyond the sea

I sent an e-mail. Lot of good it will do.


13 posted on 12/15/2006 3:31:20 AM PST by sneakers
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To: beyond the sea

I'm shocked....Why...Can any of the Pittsburgh Steelers even spell f-a-g? Where is Pittsburgh?


14 posted on 12/15/2006 3:31:50 AM PST by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: ShadowDancer

My mom used to buy "faggots" ( a polish or russian food ) from a lady who personally made them.


15 posted on 12/15/2006 3:32:04 AM PST by Renegade
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To: beyond the sea
"I didn't mean to offend nobody but Kellen Winslow."

LOL!

16 posted on 12/15/2006 3:36:06 AM PST by Recovering Hermit (There's another old saying Senator..."Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.")
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To: beyond the sea
Has anybody seen Winslow's wife??? Holy SMOKES!!!

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

17 posted on 12/15/2006 3:36:59 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: beyond the sea
Porter's a fag.

It's a Raven Nation this year, hon.
18 posted on 12/15/2006 3:38:13 AM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: beyond the sea

Big BROTHER is here! What happened to free speech? Are we going to have a dictionary of banned words now? This is disgusting. Fining players for dancing in the end zone, saying "bad" words to me is plain stupid. It makes me lose interest in the sport. Should we watch games to see if anyone dances or uses bad words; that is a boring distraction. What else are they going to cut back on?


19 posted on 12/15/2006 3:38:53 AM PST by olezip
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To: Dallas59
I'm shocked....Why...Can any of the Pittsburgh Steelers even spell f-a-g? Where is Pittsburgh?

Awe, now yinz guyz have gone and done it. C'mon dahn to Joey's haus and tell him to his face 'n at. Whatsa matter? Got your head up your Cleveland?

20 posted on 12/15/2006 3:39:27 AM PST by MilesVeritatis (War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things...." - John Stuart Mill)
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To: MilesVeritatis

HI!!!


21 posted on 12/15/2006 3:41:16 AM PST by Dallas59 (Muslims Are Only Guests In Western Countries)
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To: ShadowDancer

Hey, if the shoe fits.....Amen.


22 posted on 12/15/2006 3:45:21 AM PST by gakrak ("A wise man's heart is his right hand, But a fool's heart is at his left" Eccl 10:2)
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To: Thrownatbirth

This is just a pathetic situation on a pathetic team.


23 posted on 12/15/2006 3:46:33 AM PST by maineman
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To: ShadowDancer
I'm assuming he called him a fag?

A cigarette? ; )

24 posted on 12/15/2006 3:47:21 AM PST by Northern Yankee ( Stay The Course!)
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To: sneakers; SIDENET; ShadowDancer
I sent an e-mail. Lot of good it will do.

Who did you send it too? Those gay guys at the NFL League office?

;-)

25 posted on 12/15/2006 3:47:22 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: beyond the sea
Winslow is a tight end.
26 posted on 12/15/2006 3:47:56 AM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: beyond the sea

Thanks for the ping.


27 posted on 12/15/2006 3:48:23 AM PST by JockoManning (http://www.truefreedomtrust.co.uk/)
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To: beyond the sea

28 posted on 12/15/2006 3:49:21 AM PST by Fresh Wind (All we are sa-a-a-ying, is give Beast a chance.)
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To: Dallas59; martin_fierro
I'm shocked....Why...Can any of the Pittsburgh Steelers even spell f-a-g? Where is Pittsburgh?

LOL ....... remember:

Before Super Bowl XIII, a Steelers-Cowboys rematch, Cowboys linebacker Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson famously ridiculed Bradshaw by saying, "He couldn't spell 'cat' if you spotted him the 'c' and the 't'."

But alas, you Dallas guys lost........... again.

LOL

29 posted on 12/15/2006 3:50:35 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Recovering Hermit

Yeh, that was the funniest line of the article.


30 posted on 12/15/2006 3:51:18 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: beyond the sea

fudge packer?


31 posted on 12/15/2006 3:54:21 AM PST by Always Right
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To: MikefromOhio

FYI


32 posted on 12/15/2006 3:56:38 AM PST by ken5050
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To: beyond the sea

FWIW it says he's married
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=97321394

Kellen Winslow Jr.'s Details
Status: Married
Body type: 6' 4" / Average
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Children: Undecided
Income: $250,000 and Higher


33 posted on 12/15/2006 3:59:30 AM PST by Uneasy Rider
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To: Owl_Eagle
Has anybody seen Winslow's wife??? Holy SMOKES!!!

****

Janelle Guzman, he knew her since high school it is said .....

”Janelle is very religious, and we read the Bible together ...” – Winslow

34 posted on 12/15/2006 4:01:33 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

http://img167.imageshack.us/img167/1753/nellyfurtadoqb2.jpg


35 posted on 12/15/2006 4:02:47 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: beyond the sea

I sent it to WTAE. They're the ones who posted the poll.


36 posted on 12/15/2006 4:04:19 AM PST by sneakers
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To: olezip; MilesVeritatis; Dallas59
Big BROTHER is here! What happened to free speech? Are we going to have a dictionary of banned words now? This is disgusting. Fining players for dancing in the end zone, saying "bad" words to me is plain stupid. It makes me lose interest in the sport. Should we watch games to see if anyone dances or uses bad words; that is a boring distraction. What else are they going to cut back on?

Agreed. ...... it's gotten insane.

****

Porter just ought to be glad he didn't make fun of Winslow's ears.

37 posted on 12/15/2006 4:06:27 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: maineman
Ouch..........

;-)

38 posted on 12/15/2006 4:07:15 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

39 posted on 12/15/2006 4:12:20 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: beyond the sea

Winslow a fag? Is he the pitcher or catcher? Catcher makes more sense because he is a huge a-hole...


40 posted on 12/15/2006 4:12:57 AM PST by libs_kma (Monica blew while Al-Queda grew.....Oh well, Clinton happens!)
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To: ShadowDancer; Millee; carlr; Allegra; PaulaB
Shazam! That is so sad... Gol-ly! So sad...

Well... Just don't call him a... ...eh? You know...

41 posted on 12/15/2006 4:14:51 AM PST by Bender2 (I am off politics until Nancy moves to Tehran... There to be taken straight to the ever after!)
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To: sneakers
Good Idea.

I'll do the same. That is a pretty leading question to ask, to say the least.

42 posted on 12/15/2006 4:15:35 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: libs_kma
See post # 35 for a picture of his WIFE.

It looks like he pitched, and now he's smiling.

;-)

She's nice.

43 posted on 12/15/2006 4:17:27 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Bender2; ShadowDancer; Millee; carlr; Allegra; PaulaB
Well... Just don't call him a... ...eh? You know...

.... and don't make fun of his ears.

44 posted on 12/15/2006 4:18:37 AM PST by beyond the sea ( All lies and jest, still the man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: beyond the sea
In a post-game interview

With a microphone stuck in your face you should be on your best behavior. I'm in agreement with the fine but it should be for public stupidity not for the word he used.

I saw Tiki Barber interviewed immediately after his game this past weekend and the guy was very impressive. He's a very likeable guy and definitely has a career in broadcasting after football.......I guess its too much to expect other athletes to conduct themselves on camera like he did.

45 posted on 12/15/2006 4:21:00 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (I taped a broom handle to my cat and turned her into a dust mop)
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To: beyond the sea; Millee; carlr; Allegra; PaulaB
Re: But alas, you Dallas guys lost...

I think you picked the wrong season to pull that crap...

Now... You want me to go medieval on your ass?

Well... Do ya, punk?

46 posted on 12/15/2006 4:23:19 AM PST by Bender2 (I am off politics until Nancy moves to Tehran... There to be taken straight to the ever after!)
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To: ShadowDancer
I'm assuming he called him a fag?

Which should come as no surprise in a game that starts play with one guy snuggling his hands into the butt of another guy and yelling "hut!"

47 posted on 12/15/2006 4:23:48 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: beyond the sea

for later


48 posted on 12/15/2006 4:25:30 AM PST by RayStacy
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To: beyond the sea
...for a gay slur he made towards Cleveland Browns' tight end Kellen Winslow...

Interesting position for a gay guy to play, huh?

49 posted on 12/15/2006 4:35:46 AM PST by twhitak
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To: beyond the sea

This fine is so gay


50 posted on 12/15/2006 4:36:39 AM PST by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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