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Kent State Wrestler Suspended Indefinitely For Homophobic Michael Sam Tweets

Sam-WheelerJust one day after NFL draft prospect Michael Sam made us all proud by publicly coming out, Kent State wrestler Sam Wheeler took to Twitter to offer his poetic commentary.

“I can’t even watch Sports Center today cause all they are talking about is Marcus Smart [sic] or that fag from Mizzou…”, he tweeted, following up with this little gem later — “O geez I got all these fag boys mad at me now.”

Wheeler’s comments have landed him in hot water with school officials, earning him a suspension from competing. You have to wonder if he feels like it was worth it to get his uninspired hate speech into the Twitterverse.

His coach had this to say: “I was surprised and offended by what I read on Twitter. I have spoken to Sam personally, and while he is remorseful, he will be suspended indefinitely while we determine the best course of action moving forward.”

Can’t leg lock your way out of this one, Sam.

And we don’t need to make the obvious leap that that he protests too much. But if he ever did hook up with Michael Sam, he could be known as Sam Sam.

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  • Fitz

    Get a rope

  • the other Greg

    I thought all wrestlers were gay.

  • babybabybaby


  • BrianZ

    Ha! You can almost see the dumb leaking out from behind his eyes. But seriously … he’s remorseful? I’m going to go ahead and call bullsh!t on that and his coach being surprised. Dumb doesn’t happen overnight.

  • NateOcean

    Trouble is, Wheeler’s body language betrays him for what he is: a hungry bottom.

    And a pretty aggressive one at that.

    The kind that you power-fuck all night and then, drenched in sweat after his eighth orgasm, as he falls asleep in your arms, the tears in his eyes say it all: he wants more.

  • Spike

    Please there is a wrestling move called checking the old, can’t get any gayer then that, not to mention the single layer singlets that leave nothing to the imagination.

    Most str8t wrestlers couldn’t give a shit cuz they know their sport is gay, this guy is a closet case hater.

  • sportyguy1983

    This guy is an idiot, but just as idiotic as his tweets are people who always refer to these homophobes as being gay and closet cases. Grow up.

  • litper

    Haha, a bit rich coming from a wrestler…

  • litper

    Watch his videos on youtube, it’s almost gay porn.

  • Apparatus

    I feel like this is the only way to get the message across to bigots in sports. Punishment might be the only thing their primitive brains can understand. And it’s a clear way for the people in charge to not just say that they mean business but show that discrimination is unacceptable.

  • tdx3fan

    It is interesting that every single time that Kent State makes national news it is because of something really wrong that occurred. The university has a track record of being on the wrong side of civil rights. At least no one was gunned down this time.

  • B Damion

    This was a plea for attention. He was just fishing and ofcourse he knew someone would catch the bait. Hence,“O geez I got all these fag boys mad at me now.”

  • davincibarnette

    What an idiot!

  • Cagnazzo82

    Wrestling was almost kicked out of the olympics for being homoerotic.


  • startenout

    He’s only remorseful that it got him suspended. He tweeted and then followed up with an equally homophobic tweet. He’s getting just the kind of buggering he deserves.

  • litper

    @rickhfx: I got a boner just reading this story, so so gay

  • litper

    @rickhfx: oops, sorry, didn’t check the guys ages, that was a hardcore jailbait

  • boring

    You’d think kids these days would understand that you can’t run away from what you post on the Internet, and that it will always catch up with you.

    And I can’t believe I just unironically said “Kids these days.”

  • pcolibri80

    he must feel like a real man now

  • tjr101

    This is par for the course with a lot of young heterosexual jocks. They use homophobic slurs pretty often amongst themselves. This guy is only remorseful because of the suspension, he couldn’t careless what gays or anyone else thinks of him.

  • Respect4all

    @Fitz: What?!

  • Respect4all

    @sportyguy1983: Absolutely right. News flash guys. Most people are straight. Most homophobes are straight. Most homophobes are not closeted queers. And isn’t it hypocritical to “accuse” a homophobe of being gay. Why would any gay person consider that an insult?

  • Respect4all

    @tdx3fan: How many times has “something really wrong” happened at Kent State since 1970? 44 years is a long time.

  • Kangol

    Miss Wrestler Thing (aka closeted hom0phobic creep), you’re projecting.

    It’s clear you want Michael Sam to blow your back out. Clean up, put on that singlet, and give him a call. He might show you some mercy when it’s all over.

  • Patsy Stoned

    Wrestling? You mean, gay porn with super-snug singlets? Right, you go ahead and call out someone who doesn’t need the excuse of a sport to wrap his legs around another man.

    Oh, and child, please dip your face in a vat of proactive. If your face has more craters than the moon I shudder to think about the rest of your roided out body.

  • litper

    @Respect4all: read “sportyguy” comments in other thread, he’s a homophobe, probably just another alias of the resident right-wing troll

  • RobertJohns

    They should go back to the Greek style, naked with oil. I mean Greek yogurt is all the rage now, why not wrestling ?

  • Dakotahgeo

    @NateOcean: LOLOL… now THAT’S funny… AND… VERY possibly true. Thanks for my giggle with my morning coffee!

  • Respect4all

    @litper: I don’t know about that, but he sounds very reasonable and not at all homophobic here.

  • Respect4all

    @NateOcean: Why would you heap such praise, adoration and compliments on a homophobe?

  • B Damion

    @everyone. Stop @ing everyone. God! the nasty bitching never stops on this blog.

  • Spike

    He definitely doesn’t do anything for the stereotype that wrestlers are just big lugs with no brains.

  • BrokebackBob

    Classic closet case. Wrestling is an interesting sport for a guy to get into when he probably has a problem touching other men. Maybe not, associate the touch with violence and that might do the trick (no pun

  • SteveDenver

    I’m sure he hopes the suspension ends soon so he can get back into his spandex onesie grappling with other guys on the mat.

  • Respect4all

    @Cagnazzo82: More like errorny. That wasn’t the reason.

  • scoobydube

    I understand being “PC” and all BUT, there is this “PESKY” First Amendment right of “free speech”. At times we DO say “dumb” things but aren’t they guaranteed under the aforementioned amendment ?????

  • Respect4all

    @scoobydube: Yes, he has a “free speech” right to say whatever stupid, hateful things he wants to, and we have a “free speech” right to respond, correct, criticize and attack him verbally as long as we don’t make any threats. That’s how Free Speech works. And, by the way, free speech rights apply to government censorship; they don’t prevent a private institution from making its own policies and disciplining those who violate them. (e.g. you have a free speech right to publicly express your racism without legal repercussions, but your boss has the right to fire you for expressing it in your workplace)

  • davincibarnette

    @Respect4all: Thank you! isn’t it amazing how many don’t seem to understand how that works ?!

  • scrivo

    @tdx3fan: No, actually Kent State is the news for doing something right. They suspended this idiot.

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