Marshall Henderson sparks controversy with Sam tweets

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer

When Michael Sam and the St. Louis Rams made history Saturday night, it was an obviously significant moment.

But the coverage of Sam's emotional and natural reaction to a lifelong dream coming true has let us know once again that Twitter can be the worst enemy for bigots. It's also the best tool to expose them. You knew TV coverage of Sam kissing his boyfriend would dupe a few dopes into tweeting something regrettable.

And that has happened.

First we saw a Miami Dolphins defensive back get suspended for his reaction to coverage of Sam's big moment. And on Monday morning, former Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson opted to chime in and let his opinion be known -- or so we were led to believe. A tweet from his account:

Henderson's done playing college basketball, so he won't be receiving any punishment from the school.

On Monday morning, after Henderson's tweet, Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork tweeted the following:

Shortly after Henderson's initial tweet went viral, though, he thumbed out a few more thoughts -- and some supposed background -- on the situation and the blowback he's taking. He's claiming it was all in the name of a pyschology project for a friend/classmate. This is a new one. And even if it was the plan all along, it did some damage to Henderson's already hindered reputation.

Henderson is not expected to be drafted in his sport in June.

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