Dolphins Fine And Suspend DB Don Jones For Anti-Michael Sam Tweet

Source: John Breech / CBS Sports

Miami Dolphins defensive back Don Jones has been fined an undisclosed amount by the team following an incident on Saturday where he sent out a tweet critical of Michael Sam. Jones has also been banned from team activities until he undergoes sensitivity training.

After St. Louis selected the openly gay Sam with the 249th overall pick in the seventh and final round of the NFL Draft, Sam was caught on camera kissing his boyfriend in celebration. Just after the kiss happened, Jones tweeted‘OMG’ and ‘Horrible.’

On Sunday night, Jones apologized for sending out the two tweets.

“I want to apologize to Michael Sam for the inappropriate comments that I made last night on social media,” Jones said in a statement. “I take full responsibility for them and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment. I remember last year when I was drafted in the seventh round and all of the emotions and happiness I felt when I received the call that gave me an opportunity to play for an NFL team and I wish him all the best in his NFL career.”

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  • BUt WHey

    So, you can support gay people, but if you choose to have your own opinion and disagree with their lifestyle….you’re wrong….makes sense…

    • Prophetess Christina Asher

      cant shove tht stuff down our throats…no pun intended

  • Melaman

    Well what is wrong with what he said? He didn’t speak negatively about gays….IMO it was awful to me too, not because he was drafted but men kissing on national television. ?..yuk.

  • scoo

    Good he should be fined/suspended. Amazing how many small minded people are out there…

    • Rolo Tomassi

      The epitome of irony is contained in your statement.

  • Ingrid

    I understand that many people are uncomfortable and disgusted by seeing two men kiss. They aren’t gay bashers and may not have issues with homosexuality in general, but they are not ready to see two men kissing on tv or anywhere else. America just isn’t there yet. People are tolerant with the choices others make regarding their sexuality even when they don’t agree. They just don’t want to see it. I’m not sure why they aren’t as equally disgusted or uncomfortable with seeing two women kiss. Is there really a way we can be sensitive to the feelings of others without compromising our values? Respect is key!

  • Rolo Tomassi

    Super sensitivity and politically correct anti first amendment groups are ruining this once great country. As the saying goes, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but WORDS will never hurt me.” No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Rolo Tomassi

    Super sensitivity and politically correct anti first amendment groups are ruining this once great country. As the saying goes, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but WORDS will never hurt me.” No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

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