NFL player Roddy White offends with homophobic tweets

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver indicates no one would choose to be gay

NFL player Roddy White offends with homophobic tweets
12 April 2012

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White was asked a simple question by a fan on Twitter: Would he rather lead the league in receiving stats or win a Super Bowl?

Instead of giving a simple answer, White chose to express his feelings in this bizarre way: 'Would u rather be gay or straight come on u know that answer.'

Cyd Zeigler Jr. of Outsports.com broke the story today (12 April) and writes: 'Clearly White thinks that being gay is bad, otherwise he wouldn’t use the analogy to demonstrate such a stark 'easy-to-choose' contrast.'

When White was questioned about his tweet by another follower, he grew defensive and wrote: 'Freedom of speech. I don't care how much money I make. I should be held to my own standard and not the standards of others opinion.'

He then wrote to another follower: 'Every time somebody says the word gay u want to get your panties in a bunch relax.'

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