Dolphins Fine Player for Tweet-Bashing Michael Sam
Don Jones suspended from play after draft comments
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 12, 2014 8:17 AM CDT
In this May 3, 2013, file photo, the Miami Dolphins' Don Jones appears at NFL football rookie minicamp in Davie, Fla.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

(Newser) – The Miami Dolphins have fined cornerback Don Jones after a pair of homophobic tweets. Jones tweeted "omg" and "horrible" after Michael Sam became the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, reacting by kissing his boyfriend on-air, NBC Sports reports. Jones will undergo "educational training for his recent comments made on social media" before he's allowed to rejoin team activities, the Dolphins say. The size of the fine hasn't been disclosed.

Jones has apologized for the "inappropriate comments": "I take full responsibility for them and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment." Houston Texan Derrick Ward also tweeted about the kiss, calling Sam "no bueno for doing that on national tv." He added, per CNN: "Man U got little kids lookin at the draft. I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen." Ward says he's faced death threats following the tweets.

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May 14, 2014 10:08 PM CDT
Is the League worried that Sam might be more interested in kissing an opposing "Hunk" than in tackling him? Will he elect to wear pink socks? Will he want to play "drop the soap" in the shower? Will he cry when interviewed following a loss? Major concerns?
May 14, 2014 9:39 PM CDT
I saw Don Jones pat some dude on the ass on national television once.
May 14, 2014 1:54 PM CDT
Serves him right. He needs to learn not to be so "Macho." He needs to follow the example set by the sexually ambiguous, Metrosexual, Chris Hayes on MSNBC. Hopefully the Dolphins will send all their players to some sort of Reeducation Camp to teach them sensitivity.......