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Miami Dolphins Fine, Suspend Safety Don Jones for Tweet Against Same-Sex Kiss
christiannews.net ^ | May 13, 2014 | Heather Clark

Posted on 05/13/2014 5:43:23 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins have fined and suspended safety Don Jones for Tweeting his disapproval of a same-sex kiss that aired on ESPN this past weekend.

ESPN carried footage of Michael Sam’s reaction on Saturday as he learned that he had been selected by the St. Louis Rams, making their 249th choice overall. Sam and his partner Vito Cammisano embraced and kissed each other on national television upon receipt of the news, drawing applause from some and disapproval from others.

Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was among those who expressed his disagreement of the public act, commenting on Twitter that he found it to be “horrible.”

He later removed the Tweet and one other surrounding the matter, but on Sunday, team officials leveled Jones with a fine—the amount of which has not been announced—and suspended him from the team until he participates in sensitivity training.

“We were disappointed to read Don’s Tweets during the NFL Draft,” Coach Joe Philbin wrote in a statement. “They were inappropriate and unacceptable, and we regret the negative impact these comments had on such an important weekend for the NFL. We met with Don about respect, discrimination and judgment. These comments are not consistent with the values and standards of our program. We will continue to emphasize and educate our players that these statements will not be tolerated.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: boycott; donjones; dontsupport; freepmuch; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; liberalfascism; michaelsam; nfl; stopwatchingit; thuggame
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"Sensitivity training"

I am DONE with the NFL. I promise to not watch a single game this year!

1 posted on 05/13/2014 5:43:23 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Dude! Where’s my First Amendment?!


2 posted on 05/13/2014 5:44:14 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

1984 is around the corner.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 5:45:09 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

As the commie libs like to say, “CHILLING”.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 5:45:10 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why not just burn him at the stake?


5 posted on 05/13/2014 5:45:11 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: ilovesarah2012

What does any of you expect? Miami is a FAGGOT “Paradise”!


6 posted on 05/13/2014 5:45:52 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

being MOZILLA-ed....is becoming quite trendy


7 posted on 05/13/2014 5:47:02 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Thought Police...


8 posted on 05/13/2014 5:47:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Sensitivity training = Political re-education camp.

9 posted on 05/13/2014 5:47:42 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Tolerance on display. Celebrate diversity! That is as long as your opinions and statements on issues exactly match the liberals’... Espouse an opinion on an issue no in line with the liberal agenda and you’ll very quickly see just how tolerant they really are of diversity.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 5:48:08 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

So far there is still relative sanity in MLB.

A couple of years back Torii Hunter said he wouldn’t feel comfortable with a homosexual in the locker room. I expected lightning but little more was said about it.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 5:48:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

You have first amendment rights. He said what he wanted to say but a private company can disagree and take action. I cannot say at my job that I don’t like black people and expect to keep my job. Free Speech is always allowed, consequences may be provided though.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 5:48:19 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Dude! Where’s my First Amendment?!

Dude, that was like years ago.

13 posted on 05/13/2014 5:49:22 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The NFL stands for “Nazi Faggot Lovers”


14 posted on 05/13/2014 5:49:46 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Me too....


15 posted on 05/13/2014 5:49:46 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: US Navy Vet

We need 10,000 Christians to picket the Miami Dolphins office over there failure to protect the Freedom of Speech. DON’T say a thing about SODOMY. Demand answers on why this athlete was denied his right to have an opinion.

I hope the Dolphins SUCK this year.

I hope Philbin gets fired.

Roger Goodell is RUINING the NFL.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 5:51:09 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sam will be on the practice squad until he qualifies for social security.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 5:51:31 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: ilovesarah2012

Maybe it’s time for a little payback to the “team officials” who issued this ridiculous punishment.

THERE IS NO KISSING IN FOOTBALL!


18 posted on 05/13/2014 5:51:35 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Lazamataz

Hmmm..... Interesting word “Nazi”. You chose that word carefully....


19 posted on 05/13/2014 5:51:36 AM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Never liked the Dolphoons anyway.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 5:52:10 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: All

What did the video of the 248th draftee look like???
The 247th????
The 250th????

Oh...There wasn’t any of those??? Hmmmmmm......
Only one of the gay guy.....


21 posted on 05/13/2014 5:52:50 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: ilovesarah2012

Where the hell is the players association? They should b e standing up for freedom of speech! We have really lost it!


22 posted on 05/13/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT by kenmcg (b)
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To: napscoordinator

I cannot say at my job that I don’t like black people and expect to keep my job.

...oh, so he was at his job, doing what his employer hired him to do, and using a company device to tweet the remark...well, that changes the issue...


23 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:12 AM PDT by IrishBrigade (')
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To: napscoordinator

You’re right, it’s not a violation of the 1st Amendment. It might be a violation of the Civil Rights Act that prohibits discrimination based on, among other things, religion.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:40 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sensitivity training, my butt! The homosexual in question should receive (a)Don’t Be A Girly Man training (b)Homosexual PDA’s Are Offensive To Most People training (c)Your Kind Is Only 10% Of The Population So Don’t Get Above Your Station In Life training


25 posted on 05/13/2014 5:54:55 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Me too. And my hometown team is the worst offender...Dolphins.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 5:55:27 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: BitWielder1

Harrison Bergeron.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 5:55:36 AM PDT by Ancient Man
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To: ilovesarah2012

It was disgusting!!

What “they” do is disgusting!! It is vile, filthy, and un-natural.

Why some people think that by just calling it “normal” makes it so is pure and simple BS!!!

How many centuries was homosexuality classified as deviant behavior? So what changed?

“Don’t Sam me bro!!”


28 posted on 05/13/2014 5:55:55 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: ilovesarah2012

Props to Derrick Ward. The powers that be have no problem making a mockery of God and Christians. They ask us to be tolerable of what is an abomination towards God and one of the filthiest of sins, yet if we don’t submit to that, then we need to be re-educated with their “sensitivity” class. God will “justly reward” those that support the mockery of His name, and by reward I am talking about a special place in hell.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 5:56:13 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: FlingWingFlyer

30 posted on 05/13/2014 5:56:16 AM PDT by John 3_19-21 (The rats will always chew on each other just before abandoning ship.)
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To: napscoordinator

Unfortunately, that’s not what happened here. They FINED him and SUSPENDED him for what he did. Fire him if what he did is so bad. Fining and suspending him is BULL****! Something a bunch of morons would do.


31 posted on 05/13/2014 5:56:43 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Time to boycott ESPN and the NFL. The PC police need to know their place.


32 posted on 05/13/2014 5:56:53 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: napscoordinator
Free Speech is always allowed, consequences may be provided though.

I agree. What irks me is the people providing the consequences. They claim to support diversity, tolerance, acceptance. In fact they force it down our throats on issues they support. However, when someone expresses an opinion not in line with their beliefs, do they celebrate that diversity of thought? No, of course not. Instead, out come the "consequences" for actually having a contrary opinion.

Celebrate diversity. {snort} Oh, they celebrate it alright. Anytime they see diversity it is a new opportunity for the lying hypocrites to issue their venom on someone. Modern day liberals are some of the lowest, most vile people you'll ever meet.

33 posted on 05/13/2014 5:57:36 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: clintonh8r
Me too. And my hometown team is the worst offender...Dolphins.

Guess their fan base must come from South Beach.

34 posted on 05/13/2014 5:57:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cripplecreek

John Rocker got thrown under the bus for anti-gay comments and this was back in what the 90s?


35 posted on 05/13/2014 5:58:10 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: LeonardFMason

Goodell is a pussy. The NFL hasn’t had a real man in charge since Pete Rozelle....


36 posted on 05/13/2014 5:58:25 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: napscoordinator
You have first amendment rights. He said what he wanted to say but a private company can disagree and take action. I cannot say at my job that I don’t like black people and expect to keep my job. Free Speech is always allowed, consequences may be provided though.

And the NFL will face the consequence of supporting faggotry.

37 posted on 05/13/2014 5:59:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ilovesarah2012
This is war. The Dolphins need to pay an economic price for their perfidy. Boycott the team, their products and support any legal action against them for religious discrimination.
38 posted on 05/13/2014 5:59:39 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Lazamataz

ok you had me worried there with the Chick-Fil-A story where you weren’t outraged by the gay agenda creeping up and demanding crap from Dan Cathy.


39 posted on 05/13/2014 5:59:55 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

I forgot about him.


40 posted on 05/13/2014 5:59:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

This one puts the civil rights coalition in an odd position...


41 posted on 05/13/2014 6:00:09 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: NRA1995
(c)Your Kind Is Only 10% Of The Population So Don’t Get Above Your Station In Life training

More like an actual 3% to 4%, but they always go with the 10%.

42 posted on 05/13/2014 6:01:25 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

First they came and diversified Detroit, and no one said anything; then they came and said how bad the Washington Redskins’ name is, and ESPN cheered; then they came and took the LA Clippers and the media hooped it up; then they came and took the NFL and there was no one to say NO TO THEM, but by the it was too late.
I too can do without my Giants and the NFL. Never thought the NBA was worth an Obama anyhow.


43 posted on 05/13/2014 6:01:51 AM PDT by BilLies (sharyl attkisson is alive and well HOORAY!!!!!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
If they give a damn about the Constitution and the First Amendment every player in the NFL should make the same statement in a number of places not just as a Tweet.

Also, where the Hell is the NFL Players Association?

Don't they care if a players Constitutional rights are violated by the player being punished just for exercising his Constitutional right to free speech? What contract clause stipulates a player can't speak out about what he believes is moral or immoral, in good taste or not in good taste? There are no trade secrets involved, no confidential information, where does their contract say they give up their Constitutional rights at the whim of an Owner or Manager?

44 posted on 05/13/2014 6:04:11 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: IYAS9YAS
More like an actual 3% to 4%, but they always go with the 10%.

Either way, that means 90-96% of the population isn't homosexual and is likely not into watching male same-sex wet kisses(I refuse to let them co-opt the word "gay").

45 posted on 05/13/2014 6:04:58 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

The Dolphins have stated publicly that they will not tolerate intolerance from black players.


46 posted on 05/13/2014 6:05:51 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: ilovesarah2012

Hey, Don Jones, tell ‘em to take their job and shove it up their defensive end!


47 posted on 05/13/2014 6:05:54 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Something a bunch of morons would do.

Well they certainly are morons.


48 posted on 05/13/2014 6:07:45 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: LeonardFMason

I have a “Packers” Watch that I got for Christmas HOWEVER if the “NFL” keeps up w/ THIS BULLSH!T I will put it away and NOT wear ANY “NFL” ANYTHING! I can get my Football “fix” with the NCAA(”’Huskers”, “Cyclones” and “Hawkeyes”)(until THEY GO “BULLSH!T”).


49 posted on 05/13/2014 6:08:04 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: NRA1995
Hey, Don Jones, tell ‘em to take their job and shove it up their defensive end!

Don't you mean RAM it up their defensive end!?

50 posted on 05/13/2014 6:08:41 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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