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Kent State wrestler suspended for ‘fag’ tweets aimed at Michael Sam

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

KENT, Ohio — A wrestler at Kent State University has been suspended indefinitely for a series of anti-gay tweets on Monday, including referring to Missouri football player Michael Sam as “that fag.”

Sam Wheeler

Sam Wheeler

“I can’t even watch Sports Center today cause all they are talking about is Marcus Smart or that fag from Mizzou…” tweeted Sam Wheeler, a 20-year-old redshirt sophomore.

In addition to the initial tweet, Wheeler responded to two other users, calling them “queer,” before tweeting, “O geez I got all these fag boys mad at me now.”

Wheeler sent the tweets a day after former Missouri defensive end and NFL Draft hopeful Michael Sam revealed that he was gay in interviews with ESPN and The New York Times.

He has since deleted the tweets and his Twitter account, @sam_wheeler34, has been deactivated.

Sam, the Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year, is projected to be chosen in the early rounds of the draft in May, and could become the first openly NFL player. He said he decided to come out publicly now because he sensed that rumors were circulating.

Kent State athletic officials denounced Wheeler’s tweets, and gave no indication if or when his suspension would be lifted.

“As an alum of Kent State University and as Sam’s head coach, I was surprised and offended by what I read on Twitter,” said Kent State Head Wrestling Coach Jim Andrassy, in a statement. “I have spoken to Sam personally, and while he is remorseful, he will be suspended indefinitely while we determine the best course of action moving forward.”

Joel Nielsen, Kent State Director of Athletics, added: “On behalf of Kent State University, we consider these comments to be ignorant and not indicative of the beliefs held by our university community as a whole. This is an educational opportunity for all of our student-athletes.”

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  1. He needs to be kicked off the team and out of the school.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00pm
  2. I feel like that is a bit to drastic. He has been suspended indefinitely, which is probably the best course of action. He made a mistake, and has been punished, and the university has set the bar that they will not tolerate their students using slurs or hate filled language in or outside of the school.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  3. Using hate speech is more than a mistake. Someone doesn't use hate speech towards another individual or group unless they're already accustomed to using it. He knew exactly what he was saying when he said it. It wasn't a "mistake".

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:22pm
  4. Agreed. He did something totally unacceptable and got smacked down for it. Give him a chance to learn from it. Maybe he will outgrow his bigotry before he gets out into the real world, where he could lose a job rather than get suspended from a sport.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:25pm
  5. Good.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00pm
  6. I am embarrassed to be from this area

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00pm
  7. There is someone in every area

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:09pm
  8. Ignornant dumbass

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00pm
  9. Good.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:00pm
  10. he needs to be kicked off the team

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:01pm
  11. Excellent.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:01pm
  12. nice job

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:01pm
  13. Good! This is going to happen until people learn that this is not acceptable.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:01pm
  14. I feel as though we are punishing people for unfavorable opinions…..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:01pm
  15. he should be fired NOT suspended

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:01pm
  16. Cuz wrestling isn’t gay…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:01pm
  17. an expert on wrestling?

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:28pm
  18. An expert on sports history. Do a little reading about Ancient Greece.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:50pm
  19. mouthbreather.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:02pm
  20. good. stupid piece of shit.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:02pm
  21. Kick him off the team!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:02pm
  22. It is simple people, the NFL is an employer. You are not allowed to be a jerk in the work place, period.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:02pm
  23. idiot!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:02pm
  24. ...idiot is not really a smart comment...but I couldn't find better words for this poor soul...forgive me ;-)

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:08pm
  25. Great.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:02pm
  26. Disturbing, to say the least.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:02pm
  27. hes only lashing out cause hes struggling with his own closeted homosexuality least michael sam was man enough to go public so the rat bastard deserves what he gets

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:02pm
  28. His comments are very wrong and he should be punished. It's also silly to claim that he must be a closeted gay man because he is anti gay. Maybe he just doesn't like us. I think we need to be careful of accusing folks who don't like us of secretly being gay. I don't think that's helpful.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:17pm
  29. Couldn't agree more with you James!

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:20pm
  30. Doing armchair psychology on people you disagree with isn't very helpful to anything.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:23pm
  31. Oh Please. I know a lot of closted homos who act all macho and homophobic to hide their sexuality. They feel it necessary to bash others like them simply because they are uncomfortable with themselves.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:24pm
  32. well said James and Patrick!

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:27pm
  33. I agree with with both sides of this issue. I played the "hide your sexuality" game in high school and agree that the armchair psychology doesn't help matters either. But it is kinda fun taking jabs at his own sexual insecurities. LOL

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:46pm
  34. The problem with "taking jabs at him......" is then we become no better than those who do that to us. While sometimes it becomes necessary to be assertive with letting folks know they can't act that way anymore - I don't think it's ok to take pleasure in picking at them. Just my opinion.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:53pm
  35. Ignorant

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:02pm
  36. Good. I bet he wouldn’t like tweets with the “n” word directed at him. What goes around comes around.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  37. Funny coming from a man who gets his jolly’s rolling around on a mat with other men in all sorts of up close and personal positions. I guess he would have a touch of internalized homophobia going on. LMAO!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  38. He is just jealous

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  39. He should never be allowed to wrestle again!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  40. He looks inbreed!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  41. pathetic…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  42. Excellent, He should be fired

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  43. Good you.. ignorant ass…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  44. Coming from a University where several young people lost their lives for the rights of all of us this kid has a lot to learn!!! What a shame.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  45. good

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  46. He needs to have Michael Sam punch him in the mouth a time or two.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  47. good I think he should be its bull shit I think

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  48. If you can’t , or don’t want to understand some else lifestyle……. Keep the comments to yourself….. You don’t need to say unkind words.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:03pm
  49. Yea, expect gay isn't a lifestyle.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:33pm
  50. He’s a “wrestler”, a guy that rolls on the floor, in tights, with other sweaty men, and HE’s calling someone else a “fag”?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:04pm
  51. the dumb ass should be suspended

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:04pm
  52. Good riddance.

    And for those who are going to paint him as a martyr: Does he have the right to say those things? Of course. But, having the right to say something doesn’t entail there being no consequences. Kent State has an image to uphold and hate-speech is not tolerated.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:04pm
  53. Ashamed to have to share the same air with him.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:04pm
  54. What a douchebag.. do people really think the word FAG means the derogatory intention they use in it??? Open a dictionary once in awhile you dummy.. the word has no place in it!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:04pm
  55. good kick him out of school..take away his scholarship

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:04pm
  56. Good.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:04pm
  57. What a douche

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:04pm
  58. Good. Set an example Kent State. Hate speech and bigotry not allowed.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:05pm
  59. he looks like he tweezes his eyebrows Pleeeze!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:05pm
  60. Michael Sam has played football his whole life. Jr. High, High School, College and I gurantee he has seen more big black dick than the Kardashian sisters..Dont for a second think hes looking at yours haters..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:05pm
  61. And so it begins…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:05pm
  62. Yeah, I’ve been yelled, “FAGGOT” when I was walking on the street. That was straight girls driving. (Eye rolls). That’s because of how I dressed with pink/gray jersey baseball shirt.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:05pm
  63. Scars speak more loudly tHan the sword that caused

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:06pm
  64. He needs to be kicked off the team, not just a suspension

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:06pm
  65. YAY

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:06pm
  66. Good jerk needs to be suspended

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:06pm
  67. Good…let him wrestle with his bigotry.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:06pm
  68. Just wrestle and keep your mouth shut, unless someone shoves something in it.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:06pm
  69. There should be a harsher punishment in place. Hate speech will not be tolerated in the slightest.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:06pm
  70. He’s not an ass, he’s hiding. Sam, are you ready to join Michael and come out?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:06pm
  71. Good

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:07pm
  72. Good! As he should be…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:07pm
  73. Hahahahahahah………Stupid…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:07pm
  74. Good, I hope this serves as a lesson and hopefully he will think of choosing the right words before opening his mouth to insult others.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:08pm
  75. Good!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:09pm
  76. Haha @ Tan Dazzle.. thats awesome!!! Well played!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:09pm
  77. Kick him off the team

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:10pm
  78. #closetcase

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:10pm
  79. What an asshole.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:10pm
  80. Good, the fucker. Those are CONSEQUENCES. You know, those things everyone has forgotten about….

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:10pm
  81. Let me guess….he’ll want to apologize (which he won’t mean) just so he can play again….hence…think before you speak asshole….

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:10pm
  82. Ran Dazzle.. not Tan.. lol.. damn touch screens!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:10pm
  83. Good

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:10pm
  84. I’m glad that discrimination is not being tolerated! Thank you Kent State

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:11pm
  85. Kent State, 5he school that participated in the Vietnam peace riots of the late 60′s & 70′s. Learn your school history before opening your bigot mouth.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:11pm
  86. What a bitch

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:11pm
  87. Free speech? Yes. Free from consequences? Absolutely not. This young man is learning that painful lesson. It’s unfortunate how many people hold similar opinions. But these bigots need to realize hate speech is rarely accepted in 2014. It has nothing to do with political correctness and everything to do with treating gay people with dignity and respect.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:12pm
  88. He is worried because he popped a boner when pinned down by a dude.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:12pm
  89. Idiot!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:12pm
  90. Good!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:13pm
  91. The only thing this mouth-breather is remorseful about is getting in trouble for his bigotry. He tweeted that ‘all the fag boys are mad at me now’ – wrong, you piece of shit. The days when the crowd cheered while you beat the smaller kid up are gone. We stand together now, and we’ll keep squashing bugs like you until you crawl back under your rock.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:13pm
  92. Dude is a serious closet case!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:13pm
  93. Jerk!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:13pm
  94. I wore those tights before, don’t tell me that spandex shit and rubbing against each other isn’t gay because I’ll tell you right now, that’s why I quit. Imagine continuing to win because they don’t wanna get near your boner. ^_~

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:14pm
  95. Hahaha they should take viagra right before a match as a "secret weapon"

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:30pm
  96. Good jerk

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:14pm
  97. Consider this professional dele opener buddy.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:14pm
  98. Good for Kent state. It is so hard to be adult and accepting of our differences and so easy to be a hater. He seams like a child.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:15pm
  99. good.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:16pm
  100. And he was such a man that he ran off when people starting tweeting back…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:16pm
  101. Pathetic.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:17pm
  102. Lmao … here we go ..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:17pm
  103. And It Begins….Smh..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:18pm
  104. good…jerk…grow up

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:18pm
  105. I don’t want him to lose out on school but these attitudes are to wide spread and these drastic of statements needed to be dealt with and I am glad the school is coming out in support of all athletes in protecting them against this type of actions.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:18pm
  106. Good he should be kicked out of school indefinitely!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:19pm
  107. Wow, a non gay wrestler?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:19pm
  108. but yet he is a wrestler wearing tight suits grinding against and has his face in crouches etc. and he is saying fag. whatever homophobic bastard

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:19pm
  109. suspended????? he should be thrown out completely!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:19pm
  110. Why just suspended? He is clearly bigoted.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:19pm
  111. Yaaaaaaaaaay!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:19pm
  112. WRESTLING IS VERY GAY !!! alot body contact so what!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:19pm
  113. This country has an abundance of stupid douche bags.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:19pm
  114. Way to go Kent State!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:19pm
  115. Pure Ignorance….

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:20pm
  116. You felt free to talk hatefully about a gay athlete… well welcome to being talked about hatefully because you are now being talked about hatefully. Except you’re the ass here. Every criticism you get you deserve. Michael Sam deserves every word of support. But you? Kiss your career goodbye. Prepare yourself for the crickets you’ll hear after people get tired of dogging you and no one cares anymore.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:20pm
  117. Wait. He rolls around on the floor with other guys and Sams is the one we are calling the F word…..some one needs to teach this asshole some manners

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:20pm
  118. Good. Assholes like him deserve to be punished for their hate. Michael Sam is no threat to him so for him to say what he did is incredibly juvenile and low class.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:20pm
  119. This guy is such a closeted queen! I agree with what rapper T-Pain said about rappers who wont do music with Frank Ocean he said that the only reason why they wont work with him is because they are insecure with their own sexuality. In this case this proves that this guys tweets is a cry for help, and he has issues with his own sexuality because a real straight man wouldnt care at all. Just like T-Pain doesnt care and would make music with Frank Ocean. Plus this wrestler looks gay too plus he is calling Michael Sam a fag when this guy is all over other guys as a sport!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:21pm
  120. He should be forced to do community service in a gay community center or lgtb rallies … talk about a harsh lesson

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:21pm
  121. Makes you wonder about the type of education that is offered at Kent State. I think he should attend classes instead of spending all of his time in the gym.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:22pm
  122. Funny they were calm when they didn’t know. Lmao suddenly he’s out and here come the xenophobes.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:22pm
  123. Way to go Kent State!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:22pm
  124. This guy is a biggot don’t listen to it mr. Sam

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:22pm
  125. Look up wrestling boners on YouTube …..plenty of em and I bet he is head of the PAC on those…..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:23pm
  126. Good. Glad he is being made an example…..of what not to do!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:23pm
  127. i don’t like this at all. he has the right to express his ignorant unintelligent, uneducated bigoted opinion.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:24pm
  128. and this coming from a guy who wears spandex, rolls around grabbing guys who wear the same little outfit…hmmmm…you know what they say…the ones who scream the loudest are only fighting their own feelings!!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:25pm
  129. Michael Sam might have bigots like this guy spewing hate but he also has tons of support

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:25pm
  130. He should be suspended and kicked out of school, period.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:26pm
  131. Idiot

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:26pm
  132. What a scared, small individual.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:26pm
  133. Unacceptable. Very unsportsmanlike behavior.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:27pm
  134. that’s good

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:27pm
  135. Sad but true ignorance is bliss for a lot of people

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:27pm
  136. Good! Send a clear massage that homophobia will NOT be tolerated !

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:28pm
  137. Patrick has a point!!^^^ I want to hear about the waves of support coming on (:

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:28pm
  138. I know 2 wrongs don’t make a right but i want to kick this dudes ass

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:28pm
  139. Dude seriously get a life…..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:28pm
  140. He is an adult in college why is he twittering rude and offensive names to another adult? He should be embarrassed.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:28pm
  141. good.. it’s time to end this ignorance.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:28pm
  142. “At least Michael was manup and confront the situation with dignity” .. What is wrong with these individuals these days.. what is that it scares these folks?!!! To each its owns.!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:29pm
  143. Hoping the New York Giants draft Michael Sam.. Ny fans will welcome him with open arms.. The kid has skills..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:29pm
  144. Who’s the fag now BOY!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:29pm
  145. I don’t think he should of been suspended for just tweeting. Don’t get me wrong, hes still an asshole for saying stupid and hateful things. But suspension for something you said outside of your job. That’s kind of unfair.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:29pm
  146. Wrestling at a school isn't a job. He represents a team and a school and he knew there was a code of conduct that he had to follow, which he knowingly violated. There's absolutely nothing "unfair" about him getting suspended, the school is 100% right in this case.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:43pm
  147. Oh, I didn't know we wrestles at school. I don't really keep up with sports, so I assumed he was doing it professional. My bad, I guess it is fair than.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:45pm
  148. Good…no excuses made for his behavior

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:30pm
  149. No sport can cure stupid…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:30pm
  150. The only reason he manned up is because he is being suspended … that’s the common thought of people …. I will insult you and apologize and it will make it all better …

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:31pm
  151. Closet case

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:31pm
  152. glad they suspended him

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:31pm
  153. Good hopefully it will not be tolerated in all of society for people to hate openly to harmless individuals

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:31pm
  154. Good I’m glad. Fucking asshole

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:32pm
  155. Easy Kelly, I was a college wrestler. But this guy is an ass hole.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:32pm
  156. I REALLY HATE when minorities bad mouths other minorities…and where are the Black leaders and why are they not jumping up and down on this?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:32pm
  157. Suspending for a first offense is the right call if he continues I’m sure they will yank his scholarship… Oh as for positive feedback…the packers have openly said they would love to have sam

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:33pm
  158. Good for him

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:34pm
  159. it took a open person glad u did Kent smiles

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:34pm
  160. So a guy who’s sport is borderline gay porn is calling someone a fag?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:35pm
  161. This makes no sense to me, he is making nasty comments when he wrestles around with guys grabbing in all areas, what a hypocrite. Wrestling isn’t even real so he’s fake too.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:35pm
  162. Who gives a shit about the moronic ramblings of a adult child that plays grab ass as a sport? Not me!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:35pm
  163. Good. Don’t be stupid. Athletics teaches us to be gentlemen and ladies as well as physically fit.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:35pm
  164. Good. We should live on. Calling names is wrong.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:36pm
  165. I’d still tap it

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:36pm
  166. Doesn’t deserve a place on the team someone who acts like that is not a team player and doesn’t know sportsmanship.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:37pm
  167. Rose Beyer how is wrestling fake?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:37pm
  168. Kent State seems to be handling it well. Good job.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:37pm
  169. Thank you, Kent State for standing up to hatred and ignorance.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:38pm
  170. he should be dropped altogether! ON HIS HEAD!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:38pm
  171. So sad that people have to bash others to feel good about themselves. Not everyone is made the same, if we were it would be a boring place.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:39pm
  172. What an ass. Least he was suspended.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:40pm
  173. Remember people… TAKE responsibility for what you say & the consequences that your words bring you!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:40pm
  174. He is not a tolerate person or a good one.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:41pm
  175. If the Duck Dynasty pig can get away with his stupid backwoods rantings then this dumb turd should be able to say what he wants also. Free speech includes the right to talk like a douche. No?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:41pm
  176. Not very sportsman like. Everyone has a right to their opinion but he chose to one day be a professional athlete and this is very unsportsmanlike.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:41pm
  177. He is so luck I can’t find his ass on Facebook I was going to cus is ugly ass out on his pager

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:41pm
  178. Here come all the religious fanatics/right wing extremists with their “freedom of speech/religious freedom” garbage again…. Fml. Its never ending. Is it really necessary to spread so much hate? Get over yourself mr big shot wrestler. I bet Michael Sams could fuck you up!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:43pm
  179. good!!!!! hes in wrestling….where he does nothing but grope another man…what an idiot!!! lol

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:43pm
  180. To bad for him!! May be next time he will think be for he opens his mouth.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:45pm
  181. Well done Kent State!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:45pm
  182. so he looks like the exception to the rule ‘that athletes aren’t all dumb’.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:46pm
  183. Happy they did that. People need 2 stop

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:47pm
  184. Good. It is HIGH time we grew up in this country and got rid of stupid biases against race, gender, and sexual orientation.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:47pm
  185. hes secretly worried that cocks are delicious

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:49pm
  186. He should be expelled. Teach him a lesson.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:49pm
  187. *ahem, he’s just pissed because everyone knows Michael and no one cares about him….plus….don’t wrestlers tackle and get on top of sweaty guys….? idiot…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:51pm
  188. I can feel it. Its getting better :-)

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:52pm
  189. Nothing like rolling around in spandex with other men to prove your heterosexuality.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:53pm
  190. Dumb ass!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:53pm
  191. Nerd. Maybe he should study more and learn tweets are traceable?! And wrestling being an intimate contact sport? Please.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:54pm
  192. Proper thing!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:54pm
  193. Lozer !!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:55pm
  194. Awsome punishment!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:55pm
  195. By now everyone know the loudest, most obnoxious homophobes are self loathing, closeted homosexuals themselves.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:55pm
  196. FUCKING ASSHOLE

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:55pm
  197. I’m sure this kind of sophomore tweets and ignorant comments were expected when he decided to tell the world his truth.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:58pm
  198. Nice character dude I am sure your mommie is very proud!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:58pm
  199. I know what it is like to be bullied by some homophobic straight men :(

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:58pm
  200. Good….

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:59pm
  201. He’s a meat head. Who cares what he says, nobody even knew who is was until he got press. All these pussies who talk shit behind tweets…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9:59pm
  202. …and then there’s that! The more you know (shooting star)!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:00pm
  203. Fucking asshole idiot…I bet he just dreams about sex with men. Probably a thinly disguised, repressed homosexual. Love those plucked eyebrows, by the way!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:01pm
  204. They are always “remorseful”… Bullshit!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:02pm
  205. Im gay and I think this is ridiculous

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:02pm
  206. He has a right to say what he wants and understandably freedom of speech does not come without consequences … but what does an indefinite suspension teach him, other than to bury his hate and misunderstanding – Sometimes I think that the Gay rights issue moves too fast and I wait for the backlash that could possibly happen . As it did in Nazi Germany, as it has in India, Russia, Uganda …. perhaps a wiser course would have been minority sensitivity training instead of the suspension.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:03pm
  207. Zero tolerance for backward thinking……

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:03pm
  208. This is funny! He’s a wrestler!!! He has more intimate contact with more men than some of my gay friends could ever dream of!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:05pm
  209. Good on Kent State for suspending his bigoted self.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:05pm
  210. another asshole in the making

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:06pm
  211. Perhaps this stupid child will learn a little bit about tolerance as a result of his inappropriate antics.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:09pm
  212. He’s just envious an athelete can have some digity with coming out. It’s not like a wrestler rolls on the floor grabing men’s body parts highlighted in spandex. Oh, yeah–it is.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:10pm
  213. Thanks Kent State Wrestling for doing the right thing!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:12pm
  214. Go Kent State, that should not he tolerated by anyone.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:12pm
  215. Hope he’s never allowed to participate in any sporting event for the rest of his life.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:12pm
  216. Way to go Kent State! Stop the hate!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:14pm
  217. Good. Prick.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:14pm
  218. Twat!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:15pm
  219. Sad sad little boy.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:15pm
  220. The price you pay for being an ignorant bigot!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:16pm
  221. Suspend him for life

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:16pm
  222. Good the right doesn’t like liberals calling them names.. So they better come out and say this is wrong

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:18pm
  223. Perhaps he can ask asylum in russia?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:20pm
  224. good job,,someday freedom will be for all..

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:23pm
  225. wow…who is the Ahole now? As for the tripe below, we all entitled to THINK what we want…We are NOT allowed to subject others to it!!! If he had expressed his belief that being gay was not for him..that would be different..bashing, demeaning, or verbally abusing another being is not acceptable at any time….but that is the cowardly shield that most bigots use..”I was just expressing my opinion” Well, express it in the silence of your very small mind,,,,

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:23pm
  226. That was just cold

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:24pm
  227. I am continually amazed that people do not grasp the concept of thinking twice before they speak. Being remorseful or sorry does not negate what we say, and does not exclude us from consequences.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:25pm
  228. buh bye!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:26pm
  229. How sad. He looks mixed race which was unacceptable 60 years ago too.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:26pm
  230. In the UK he would have been arrested for a hate crime. He’s lucky he only got suspended.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:26pm
  231. Good keep him out forever

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:27pm
  232. good he wouldnt want someone to disrespect him.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:28pm
  233. Coming from a guy that wrestles, hah. Fucking homophobe

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:28pm
  234. He should be sacked

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:29pm
  235. Lmao- a guy who wrestles other guys half naked in a body suit calls other people names!!?? Oh, the irony!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:30pm
  236. Natalia Yeager Kara Putnam Brian David

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:31pm
  237. What is he 5? Grow the fuck up and get the fuck over yourself

    Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10:32pm