Former Ole Miss Player Gets Backlash For Tweet About Michael Sam Kiss

(WREG-TV) When Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, video showed him reacting emotionally and then kissing his boyfriend.

Sam went to the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round Saturday.

Some cheered, some didn’t care and others were not approving.

Former Ole Miss basketball player Marshall Henderson, who is not playing anywhere right now, also caused a stir.

Henderson tweeted, “Boycotting sportscenter til this michael sam nast a** shi* is off… My brothers are 7 and 11 and saw that!!! #Sickening.”

”Marshall is always controversial. He was even controversial as a basketball player,” said editor Andy Knef.

Henderson was known as the SEC’s bad boy of basketball, always outspoken and controversial with convictions for drugs and passing counterfeit bills in his past.

Henderson’s controversial comments are nothing new at Ole Miss, which moved quickly to put some distance between itself and its former basketball player.

Ole Miss Athletic Director Ross Bjork made it clear the University does not condone Henderson’s remarks.

Adam Brown, sports editor at said people should have expected it, ”This is just typical Marshall Henderson.”

Henderson tried to explain his tweet by saying he did it to help a gay best friend’s psychology project.

Most people didn’t seem to buy that, as reaction kept pouring in.

”A lot of people are pro-Marshall and they agree with that. But a lot of people think the Michael Sam case is good for the NFL, good for football,” said Knef.

Most seem to think though, the comments aren’t so good for the reputation of Marshall Henderson.


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