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Are words stronger than actions? NFL thinks so

Posted on: October 30, 2009 9:37 pm
Professional sports organizations are without a doubt the most blatantly homophobic organizations (with the exception of the Republican Party).

Yet after repeatedly abusing women and publicly humiliating his coach it is Johnson's homophobic remarks that have caused him to be suspended by the NFL and publicly villified.

Don't get me wrong.  Johnson is a punk.  But if I were to make a list of his public screw ups starting with the most serious and detrimental to the football community, assaulting a woman comes first, followed by publicly insulting your coach.  Gay slurs would rank a distant third.

Homophobic remarks are not right, but I am looking at this situation from a pro football perspective.  As far as I can tell, the NFL is not high on GLAAD's list of empathetic organizations.  Let's not forget that no pro football player has ever played as an open homosexual.  Players are scared enough to wait until after retirement to come out of the closet.

Maybe this was just the straw that broke the camel's back.  Johnson certainly has run out of chances.  But if three seperate arrests for assaulting women didn't get him banned I didn't think that spouting a gay slur on a twitter account would be the NFL's breaking point.
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