Monday, May 12, 2014

The Kiss That Pissed Off A Dolphin Player!

Michael Sam kisses his boyfriend and the world reacts.

The NFL has signed openly gay player Michael Sam to the St. Louis Rams (NFC).

He made history that day.

There was a moment where Sam would kiss his boyfriend after he got the news.

Some thought of the kiss as a victory for LGBT in the sports industry. Others thought of it as disgusting and a terrible day for football.

The (AFC) Miami Dolphins player Don Jones is being benched after he made an inappropriate tweets in spite of the Donald Sterling scandal and the scandal involving his former teammate Richie Incognito was sacked after taunting Jonathan Martin.
Don Jones was fined and benched after he posted nasty comments on the reaction from Michael Sam.
Don Jones made an inappropriate tweet following the draft of Michael Sam, allegedly deeming it "horrible" and was promptly fined by the NFL and suspended from team activities. He was then required to undergo training related to workplace harassment.

The 23-year old safety was fined a reasonable amount of money for that.

The Associated Press reports that Jones had apologized for his comments Sunday and described them as inappropriate. The Dolphins said Jones has been excused from all team activities until he completes training related to his comments.

"We were disappointed to read Don's tweets," coach Joe Philbin said 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 today about respect, discrimination and judgment. These comments are not consistent with the values and standards of our program."

The Dolphins reacted swiftly to Jones' comments in the wake of the team's bullying scandal last year, which embarrassed the NFL and prompted a nationwide debate about workplace harassment.

Jones said he regretted that his tweets took away from Sam's "draft moment."
Sam and Jones will face each other eventually.
"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," Jones said in a statement. "I am committed to represent the values of the Miami Dolphins organization, and appreciate the opportunity I have been given to do so going forward."

Jones' agent, Chris Martin, could not be reached Sunday for comment.

Jones had protected his Twitter page after I guess he got his share of death threats and responses from those who were offended by his tweets.

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