So, after all that about being sure to have an open thread each weekend…. I forgot to put one up!
Here is one bit to start ya’all off:
Dolphins player Don Jones was slammed by the team, forced to pay a fine and go to sensitivity training after using social media to slam the drafting of the league’s first openly gay player.
Jones was shocked by the pick of gay player Michael Sam and took to Twitter to say both “OMG” and “horrible.”
Jones, finally issued an apology:
I want to apologize to Michael Sam for the inappropriate comments that I made last night on social media. I take full responsibility for them and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment. I remember last year when I was drafted in the seventh round and all of the emotions and happiness I felt when I received the call that gave me an opportunity to play for an NFL team and I wish him all the best in his NFL career. I sincerely apologize to Mr. Ross, my teammates, coaches, staff and fans for these tweets. I am committed to represent the values of the Miami Dolphins organization and appreciate the opportunity I have been given to do so going forward.
So, was this a just punishment?
Did Jones have free speech that should just have been ignored or did the team have a duty to slap him down for making them look bad?
Let us know your thoughts and otherwise use this thread for open discussion.