The posts were first reported by TMZ.com, and in response, Smith is standing his ground.
Article continues below“The things these gossip sites do to get attention smh,” he later tweeted. “I wasn’t being offensive nor am I homophobic not apologizing or taking it down.”
Smith’s remarks come just one day after former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe alleged that he was fired from because of his outspoken support of marriage equality, and amid ongoing perception of widespread homophobia among NFL players and coaches.
To date, no active NFL player has ever come out as gay.