Liberal intolerance comes to the NFL.
Miami Dolphins defensive back Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amound and suspended form team activities in the wake of two tweets Jones sent out that were critical of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend
“We were disappointed to read Don’s tweets during the NFL Draft,” Dolphins coach Joe Philbin said in a statement that announced the suspension. “They were inappropriate and unacceptable, and we regret the negative impact these comments had on such an important weekend for the NFL.”
Jones — who has since made his Twitter account private — will be allowed to rejoin the team once he completes “educational training.”
“I want to apologize to Michael Sam for the inappropriate comments that I made last night on social media,” Jones said. “I take full responsibility for them and I regret that these tweets took away from his draft moment.”
Jones tweeted out “omg” as the video of Sam embracing his boyfriend, Vito, aired on ESPN after the St. Louis Rams selected Sam — the first openly gay NFL prospect — in the seventh round. Jones then responded “horrible” when asked if the first tweet was in reference to Sam.
He deleted the tweets soon thereafter. But the internet is in permanent ink — something his Dolphins teammate Mike Pouncey learned days earlier — and Adam Beasley of the
Miami Herald took a screen grab of the the second Jones. NJ.com has cropped out the Tweet Jones responded to due to offensive language.