On Monday, male sports history was made when NBA Center Jason Collins came out as being the first gay active player in the league. The news of this quickly spread through all the media outlets, and many journalists, pundits, and athletes weighed in. For the most part, the reception of Collins brave move to come out in a still volatile and hostile culture towards gay male athletes was received in a very positive manner. Aside from that jag over on ESPN who spouted out a whole lot of nonsense, Collins received a virtual pat on the back and thank you by many in this world.
So what does this have to do with Mike Wallace? Well ‘Young Money’ is apparently not shy about letting folks know that homosexuality in general is a head smackingly confusing issue for him. Early Monday afternoon, Wallace tweeted this:
Of course his new team, the Miami Dolphins, had to quickly play dammage control and issued this statement:
Mike Wallace has apologized for his comments, and we have addressed the matter with him. Mike’s comments do not reflect the views of the Miami Dolphins. We believe in a culture of inclusiveness and respect, and any statements to the contrary are in no way acceptable to our organization. We will address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices.
Wallace took a lot of heat from Twitter followers and non-followers, and the tweet was deleted some time later.
Smack My Head, ineed, Wallace. What a chump.