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Canadian Football League players fined for anti-gay tweets about Michael Sam

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MONTREAL — The Canadian Football League fined two players Tuesday for making inappropriate comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.

Montreal Alouettes wide receiver Arland Bruce and Winnipeg Blue Bombers defensive tackle Bryant Turner Jr. were penalized undisclosed amounts on Tuesday for postings on social media.

Arland Bruce (left) and Bryant Turner Jr.

Arland Bruce (left) and Bryant Turner Jr.

Bruce’s twitter posting, in which he misspelled the word gay, asked Sam if he was scared to touch women and added “you gaey man up and do some MFN pushups and get on your knees and submit to God fully.”

Turner’s tweet reportedly said: “Michael Sam locker room gonna come with complimentary robes.”

“The comments made by these players are extremely disappointing and do not represent the CFL’s views or the views of the vast majority of our players,” CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon said in a statement. “The CFL is supportive of openly gay athletes in professional sports and we commend the courage shown by Michael Sam.”

The 36-year-old Bruce is a three-time CFL all-star and two-time Grey Cup champion who appeared in two NFL games with San Francisco in 2003. He and Turner both played college football in the United States, Bruce at Minnesota and Turner at Alabama-Birmingham.

Turner apologized in a series of tweets, calling his post “inappropriate and insensitive.” The Bombers said team President Wade Miller and general manager Kyle Walters have spoken to Turner.

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“It is unfortunate that Bryant made this comment through social media,” it said. “Any athlete with the ability and determination has the right to succeed in their sport.”

The Alouettes denounced “the regrettable comments” by Bruce.

“Our organization supports all types of diversity. Every individual is unique and free to make his or her own choices,” said Jim Popp, the Alouettes’ general manager and coach. He said no decision had been made on whether Bruce will remain with the team.

“As an organization, we’ll discuss the matter thoroughly and decide what to do next,” he said.

Also Tuesday, a wrestler at Kent State University was suspended indefinitely for a series of anti-gay tweets, including referring to Sam as “that fag.”

Associated Press contributed to this report.
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  1. Good

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:36am
  2. Grow up

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:37am
  3. These two yobs are playing in the CFL and they are making fun of someone else, I am sure Michael Sam will be having the last laugh after he is drafted in the Real Football League.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:37am
  4. screw you. I don't like sports but don't diss our league.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:40am
  5. Twat!

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:41am
  6. I'm not your twat, guy!

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:45am
  7. Not you the other twat who got bent over my comment on Arena Football, oops I meant the CFL.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:46am
  8. I just couldn't resist a South Park reference about Canada, that's all.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:48am
  9. I DO think that what Bryant Turner said is actually funny – and hey, let’s not ever lose our senses of humour while we’re trying to fight this homophobia, huh? Humour can often disarm an aggressive challenger…

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:37am
  10. Humour like this is the cowards way of taking shots at people he hates. But, as a man, with 2 heads and neither that smart..that would be hard for you to understand...JK!!!

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:44am
  11. But belittling said sexuality, or any, reduces the situation as well. I mean, it was specifically directed towards a well-known athlete who recently came out, so i=I am pretty sure they do not have a history of beef in the past.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:45am
  12. Us two headed gays :-) are world reknowned for our senses of humour (Julian Clary, Graham Norton!) - and I agree with you both - BUT I'm just making a plea for not losing our sense of humour... there's political correctness and then there's political correctness gone mad! :-)

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:47am
  13. lmao you guys made me choke on my water! i needed this.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:49am
  14. You keep laughing,...i'll keep fighting!

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:38am
  15. A sense of humor when applied to bigotry is stupidity ....

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:24pm
  16. OMG Canada has a football team?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:38am
  17. Also … kudos to Kent State for indefinite ban

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:38am
  18. losers..

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:38am
  19. Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:39am
  20. Messed up lil immature grown ass men grow up

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:39am
  21. Lol

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:40am
  22. Bigoted rednecks…

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:41am
  23. While they may play in the Canadian Football League, they are Americans.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:41am
  24. Throw the book at them….HARD!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:42am
  25. kick them off the team

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:42am
  26. yea lets fine and throw in jail any one that used mean and hurtful words…….thin skinned idiots are the only people that support this

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:43am
  27. How unfortunate that they feel that way.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:43am
  28. you’re in the canadian football league, you’re not allowed to make jokes about anybody…i mean, it’s the canadian football league. that pretty much sums it up.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:43am
  29. Bwahahahaha

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:47am
  30. just fined? soo much for using people as an example! take a quarter of his year salary back and he wont ever do that again, will he!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:44am
  31. Oh yea mean words that hurt some ones poor wittle feewling is justification for theft....right.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:49am
  32. CFL!!! CFL!! Like either of you have any right to open you football holes….HAHAHAHA….running around in tights for just about no money cause you couldn’t make it in the real league…LMFAO!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:45am
  33. Amen

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:47am
  34. I think that the people who are anti gay maybe gay themselves and are in denial .

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:46am
  35. Gutless boys

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:47am
  36. and right to

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:47am
  37. You’d figure exposure to tolerance and acceptance of LGBT people in Canada would have rubbed off on them. Nope!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:48am
  38. I guess even in a country where gay marriage is legal there are still bigots and I don’t except the apologies they were obviously forced don’t make people apologize its fake.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:49am
  39. They are both AMERICAN....enough said lol

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:53am
  40. Gee the ignorant guy couldn’t spell “gay” thats a shock.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:50am
  41. Is Canada a real country yet?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:51am
  42. Fuck you

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:55am
  43. You’re not even in a real Football League! Who cares!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:51am
  44. I am gay and honestly when the hell did we lose freedom of thought and personal opinion…is what he said right…NO…do I like what he said…HELL NO…but its their opinion no matter who they are or anything else….EVERYONE NEEDS TO LEARN TO BE MORE ACCEPTING AND LESS NEGATIVE

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:51am
  45. Be careful you are speaking commonsense and liberty here. Most of the posters one like this. Bisexual Navy vet agrees with ya though

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:54am
  46. so...we're supposed to accept the things he said and be less negative? no. i support their right to express themselves, no matter how asinine it is. in return, i have the right to express what complete jackholes they are.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:12am
  47. They are probably gay themselves.. that’s why they are uncomfortable with that dude.. if ur secure in ur sexuality.. u wouldn’t give a phuck!! Grow up!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:51am
  48. there’s a canadian football league?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:53am
  49. Why don’t they just keep that to themselves, so silly. Do they feel that makes them “real” men?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:55am
  50. Why don’t they tweet why they never made it to the NFL! CFL is the JOKE!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:58am
  51. Tanya image gay too but I’m actually happy these two players got penalized for speaking hate. You know gay and lesbians are the victims of violence every day because of who they are. You seem to think we leave in a perfect world but we don’t and there are plenty of ignorant and fearful people in this world who would take advise from these bigots

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:03am
  52. NO body said they didn’t have the right to speak their minds, they did just that and the people they work for didn’t agree and fined them. Most companies now have polices in place that warn their employees about posting inflammatory comments on social media could result in disciplinary action.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:03am
  53. @Daniel Lazzara: why would you be on a page that is primarily gay people and that supports gay rights if you don’t agree with it. Grow a set and don’t be so homophobic.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:04am
  54. Hey genius I am here because I am bisexual. I just believe in freedom as does my boyfriend. We both tend to agree that mean words are not a reason to have legal repercussions. But yea some how I just really am afraid of myself and dont support my own rights.......

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:33am
  55. Dumb, stupid frick’en, been hit in the head asses. At-lest ya know who the haters are. Grow up boneheads. Eater Chicago

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:05am
  56. Dumb, stupid frick’en, been hit in the head asses. At-lest ya know who the haters are. Grow up boneheads. Eater Chicago

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:05am
  57. Good.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:06am
  58. GOOD!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:08am
  59. Most of the straight guys I had to see naked didn’t want me to see because they had small d****. That could be the problem.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:09am
  60. Joshua because he’s a (Bisexual) conservative troll that thinks we need to grow a pair and stop being so sensitive.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:09am
  61. Pretty much except its not trolling its just true, there is serious issue with trying to force people to like us and weeping like little kids when we are insulted in the lgbt community. Then rather then stand up for yourself or just ignore the idiots like an adult we run to the authority's and demand they bloody the nose of our big mean bullies.....worse still any descent to such a tactic is drowned out in a tide of whiny voices.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:47am
  62. I think they are both stupid. Hit in the head too many times. Macho crap needs to stop.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:10am
  63. JOKERS!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:10am
  64. Uggghhh… Seriously?!?! What’s with all the hate towards homosexuals lately?!?! Are people really that narrow minded and ignorant?!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:12am
  65. Glad they were reprimanded.
    All that should matter is that
    Sam can play the game.
    As force he NFL it should stand for the National
    Felon League. So many
    players get arrested for carrying guns, DWI & domestic violence. What
    hypocrites.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:14am
  66. are there that many football players who aren’t comfortable with their own sexuality? sam is being honest, they’re not? when tho protest too much, it gives a sign they are hiding their own true feelings which wouldn’t be accepted…ohhhh, my!!! that many?????

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:15am
  67. And so it begins. But these types will be the minority.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:16am
  68. To those talking about these CFL players having freedom of speech: Free speech? Yes. Free from consequences? Hell no. Using free speech to justify hatred is NOT acceptable. These men need to grow up and realize that they can’t always just say or do what they want.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:21am
  69. Yer playing in Canada FOR A REASON! You’re not GOOD enough for REAL FOOTBALL.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:25am
  70. people and their hate

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:26am
  71. good

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:29am
  72. waymin, Canadian Football League? shit. that’s funny.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:29am
  73. GOOD

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:30am
  74. Ignorance breeds fear-

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:33am
  75. Pigs

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:33am
  76. Canadian football player. Ha lol, nobody is affected by him. He’s jealous a gay man will have something he doesn’t

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:34am
  77. Why even mention them? They aren’t good football players and even worse humans! Keep up the minor league playing careers

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:36am
  78. Mean words are harassment, which is bullying. I’m guessing you’ve never been on the receiving end of something like this or had people make comments about you. You evidently don’t understand the reasoning begins WHY they are being fined or reprimanded. But then again, we wouldn’t expect someone that can’t decide if he likes guys or girls better to understand what it’s like being gay.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:37am
  79. First of all I am five foot two yea I know what bullying is. Guess what you cant eliminate it. So I learned not to be a little bitch and let other peoples words or opinions effect my outlook on life or opinion of myself. And as for the rest dude you are a joke you can bash Bisexual people but then want to fine someone for gay bashing that makes a lot of sense.....

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:48am
  80. Good, that’s the least they deserve.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:41am
  81. Not bashing, just making an observation. What they didn’t isn’t right and they should be held for their actions. It’s not a matter of “not being someone’s bitch”. It’s about singling out one particular group. What if the the comments they made were about a particular race? Same thing. They should be held accountable. You’re COMPLETELY missing the point being made with the entire post. It’s more of making an example out of someone who thinks it’s ok to single someone out and make snide comments for their sexual preference.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:56am
  82. Yes actually you are bashing by saying I cant figure out who I like more. Thats like saying a gay person is just choosing to like the opposite sex. And sorry but if you want to bubble wrap everyone and censor speech you dont like you might as well donate to Putian because he seems to be doing that right now. Yall would get along peachy

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:04am
  83. I don’t think he should be fined. That’s a little to much. What he said is stupid and ignorant. But fining him is to much. What happen to free speech? But than again. This is in Montreal. so their free speech system might be different from the US. But I still think fining him was to much.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:02am
  84. Good!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:07am
  85. Daniel… If I was going to make fun of anything about you.. It would be your height. I never ONCE said anything about censoring, “putting people in bubble wrap”. Get your facts straight, before you start generalizing. If you’d ready my previous comment, you’d understand what I was saying. They’re doing it to let people know, it’s not okay to single out any particular group. It’s almost the same thing as if they beat someone up that’s gay. Educate yourself before making comments that make you sound ignorant.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:07am
  86. Besides, your grammar and punctuation need help.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:08am
  87. Should be more than a slap on the wrist.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:08am
  88. That’s what the lovely block option is for.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:08am
  89. good, it was appropriate action

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:16am
  90. Good. I heard a comment someone made that gays shouldn’t play football which was just stupid. He was gay before they knew and still a great football player. Being gay changes nothing.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:17am
  91. next time keep your mouth shut, or think before you speak and think what could happen to you that you might regret !!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:23am
  92. Larry free speech protects you from Government Persecution, it does NOT protect you from your BOSS punishing you for violating their rules and/or policies regarding posting on social media (which many companies have). NO one is saying they don’t have the right to say what they said. I support their their right to say whatever they want, and I support the people they work for to take whatever action they choose as discipline.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:26am
  93. No one cares about Canada!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:34am
  94. Wait wait… guys in the CANADIAN football league think they have the right to talk about… anything!?! That’s a laugh. Michael Sam is going to the NFL, they never will.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:35am
  95. as it should be. Sam I am!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:37am
  96. CFL haha..cant cut it in the NFL..we have enough haters of our own

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:38am
  97. when did this post become “let’s bash Canada and the CFL”? These two dickwads are American….typical bigoted Americans….who should go back to the shitpot that is America! You’ve got nothing on Canada…keep your trash at home!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:41am
  98. awwww, does it make the “straight” guys feel more manly and secure to say anti-remarks???? damn straight men always put gays down to try to reinforce their own “manliness”….weak insecure cowards!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:52am
  99. canadians.dont fuck around with bigotry like other countries do

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:52am
  100. You can’t preach hate in Canada.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:53am
  101. Serves them right!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:07am
  102. this is why you’re in the CFL–the little league of the NFL.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:09am
  103. Why can’t they just be respectful? It took a lot of guts to do what Michael Sam did. Can’t they at least appreciate that?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:13am
  104. Some people just need a filter surgically implanted in their fucking brain!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:16am
  105. This LGBTQ nation is waaaay too thin-skinned

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:20am
  106. Makes me want to be a Canadian. Nice going. Put your money where your mouth is- boys. Real men are accepting of differences.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:30am
  107. It’s a little bit too late to apologize / guess you get what you deserve :)

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:33am
  108. Sad

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:50am
  109. Good they had to come out of pocket. It’s about time professionals have to pay for acting like donkeys on any public forms. Have they forgotten that they each represent organizations and the public looks to them as role-models for children as well?
    Almost every black American has experienced difficulties of a racial matter at one time or another, often repeatedly throughout life, yet they don’t remember, what it feels like? And the individual telling another to “man.up.” Mr. Sam plays one of the most challenging sports on a level most can not attain yet along maintain, what is his definition of manning up? Because I thought a man doesn’t act like a child.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:51am
  110. Damn you making French Canadians look bad! Smdh

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:53am
  111. self-loathing, latent homosexuals. one almost feels sorry for them.
    ok. i’m over it. douches.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:55am
  112. Julia maning up is not allowing others words to effect your self esteem or outlook on life. Its not censoring others via wage theft because someone hurt your feelings. If you have an issue with someone settle it yourself or ignore them dont run to your better demanding they fight your battles. Also physical fitness has nothing to do with manning up though a man ought to take pride in his body. Being a man is more of a code and mindset then anything physical.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:57am
  113. Stop trying to cover up your homophobia! Come to my neighborhood using the n word, you'll see words hurt, and get others hurt too! It's disrespectful to a certain group. Therefore it's wrong. Go take a nap!

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:51am
  114. Oh please. First of all I am bisexual and my boyfriend is gay so Ill have to let him know I hate him since you just reminded me how homophobic I am. Secondly its funny Ive grown up in the city all my life and it seems to me people drop the nbomb all the time without any repercussions so long as an a is stressed at the end..... Sorry if you cant handle the concept that there are assholes out there that will always hate others for some reason or another. Fight battles like this is as pointless as the war on terror it just wastes energy we could focus on real issues. But that idea requires spin and brain power so I could see how its hard for you to grasp

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:30pm
  115. There is NO ROOM IN THIS WORLD FOR HATRED!!!! Of ANY KIND!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 5:57am
  116. Mad because they didn’t come out first.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:25am
  117. Hope it was an expensive lesson

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:49am
  118. How does one person’s sexual orientation threaten these two guys? It’s really hard to fathom what they thought they would gain by expressing their bigotry.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 6:58am
  119. Dam haters.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 8:24am
  120. They have probably been are their knees and certainly bent over more then I have! It is always the ones that protest too much that are on the down-low!!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:32am
  121. We have to keep vigilant – allowing the smallest homophobic remark to pass without comment will give homophobes freedom to increase the vehemence of those remarks. Short sharp rebuttals are the best way forward.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:44am
  122. They should do that in the US too. Assholes.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 9:58am
  123. It’s about time these organizations started to fight back against discrimination and make players accountable. Gay, straight or other…who cares as long as they are good players.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:17am
  124. What? Again? Is their minds so full of alcohol they can’t think? I mean really? Hit that hookah next time, would ya please.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:47am
  125. Daniel Lazzara, you are not in charge of how anyone handles social media in “professional sports”. There are standards and contracts the legally obligate athletes from actions unbecoming, such as drunk and disorderly, rape, assault…. Public and dramatic shows of hate speak is hardly to be over looked. They are co-workers. Walk into your office and try it. In short order, employers are held to higher standards. The pathetic CFL is no exception. No one is whining or needs to man up. Simple maturity is expected. Equality is a basic principle; either EVERYONE has it, or NO ONE does. Not even ever so clever independent thinkers such as the few left as yourself. Surely, you want equality for yourself…..right?!?!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:54am
  126. Some one calling me bad names doesnt stop me from having equality. Thank you please try again. As for the rest sure it might be legal according to his contract and I wont dispute this. Its the attitude here of everyone wanting some one other then themselves to protect them and bubble wrap the world so no mean words can ever hurt them that sickens me. You got an issue with someone go settle it, dont ask the government or those with power to bloody the nose of someone you dont have the spin to confront.

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:35pm
  127. Let’s hope it was a bit fat fine that cuts into this player’s life.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 10:56am
  128. I’m going to say bad things about gay people and then put on tights and get into a pig pile of sweaty men. I think if you play football you should have to come out as straight. Stupid macho pricks.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:02am
  129. Why do they care…is Mr. Sam sleeping with them? That’s the only person that needs to have an opinion. All of these other “manly” football players make me wonder if they are hiding something too. I dont understand why bullying over social media is necessary

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:33am
  130. Canada has a football league?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:40am
  131. What do you expect from the brain dead?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:56am
  132. bring back the cane

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:05pm
  133. Nothing that either of these two CFL players said is “funny” …. a sense of “humor” when applied to bigotry is stupidity!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:25pm
  134. Hope it was huge fines

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:33pm
  135. “It’s unfortunate that Bryant made his comment through social media”?!?!? How about that it’s unfortunate he thinks that way?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:37pm
  136. Gays all the way fuck everyone else

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:39pm
  137. Whatever “rights” we have as societies, as human beings, end at the bridges of our noses, at the tips of our fingers. The moment we extend our right beyond that point, and use our rights to trample the rights of others, that is the moment when our “right” has become a “wrong”.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:42pm
  138. They play Canadian football, this guy is a 2nd-3rd rd NFL draft prospect. It’s all jealousy, Sam will make more money in his first year then both those guys do in a career.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:47pm
  139. They likely have so much money they won’t miss it.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:48pm
  140. They should also be suspended without pay!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:48pm
  141. Fined, how

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:51pm
  142. does nobody have nothing better to do with their time then slam ppl online!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:16pm
  143. Whatcha doing here then? >>>

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:21pm
  144. got nothing wrong with facebook, it's people that are prejudiced to others, and think we gotta hear their hatefulness

    Replied on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:23pm
  145. Who pays attention to the CFL!!

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 1:36pm
  146. This is exactly what our regulators should do. NFL players, for all that money, should play the game and shut up until their knees or backs or heads go out.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:32pm
  147. Bet they wouldn’t be saying shit if they had to face him on the field…

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:42pm
  148. I don’t think people should be fined for expressing their opinion. I would much rather people be honest so I can know upfront who is an asshole and who isn’t. Fining amounts to censorship.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:55pm
  149. I guess football players have no clue that they have been in locker rooms, showering and walking around naked in front of gay players for a very long time, they just wasn’t aware of it. Some have come out after retiring from the game.

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:19pm
  150. Morons! How would they feel if others were tweeting the “N” word about them?

    Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 3:22pm