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The Seahawks make a BAD play...


Apr 02nd | categories: Local, News, Seattle Sports

Recently a certain Seattle Seahawk commented on gay players coming out by calling it a "selfish act" that would "divide the team". Really, dude? Well if that wasn't bad enough, the Seahawks organization has NOT issued an apology or even made a public statement about his comments. The 49ers had this same problem last year when a player spouted some anti-gay nonsense and they immediately made it clear that they DID NOT AGREE. So what's up Seahawks? Your team resides in a very gay friendly city much like San Fran. Not a smart move on your part. Find out more about the Seahawks' silence here. Thanks to The Stranger for bringing this to light.

UPDATE: THE SEAHAWKS HAVE RELEASED A STATEMENT AND ALL IS WELL! And for the record, I never claimed the Seahawks player said "anti-gay" things, I was talking about the 49ers player from a few months back which if you read carefully above, you can see. OPINIONS! Aren't they fun?
author:
Pepper

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The Seahawks make a BAD play...
| April 02, 2013 at 1:32PM
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Nick Beahm
| April 02, 2013 at 3:08PM
Clemons wasn't saying it would be bad if someone were to come out, he was saying how the person is dragging it out and making it a huge deal when he should just come out and end all the drama. He was in no way saying it is wrong to be gay, he just thinks the person shouldn't draw this much attention to something that is supposed to be a non-issue.

Misquoted
| April 02, 2013 at 5:01PM
http://nesn.com/2013/03/seahawks-defensive-end-chris-clemons-says-gay-nfl-player-would-be-selfish-divide-locker-room/ Clemons' problem was that Kwame Harris announced that he was coming out to get more publicity about coming out. (Really, ESPN was running stories the night before saying that an NFL player would be coming out the next day.) He points out, "why wait until you're in the NFL?" And that anyone should leave their love life at home. (One could infer that he is including straight players in that statement)

Marty
| April 03, 2013 at 8:08AM
Yeah, I have to say, Clemons' comments really don’t sound very anti-gay. He clearly just didn’t think it was right for someone on a team to make a spectacle of coming out, as though it might draw attention from the rest of the team or something, I get it. Seems like people are putting words in the poor guys mouth.

Marty
| April 03, 2013 at 8:18AM
Definitely nothing like the comments Culliver (49ers) made.

?
| April 03, 2013 at 12:14PM
You never claimed the Seahawks player said "anti-gay" things? Yet you also said "the 49ers had this same problem last year" ...you can see how it could come off as you saying those comments were the same, right?

Pepper
| April 03, 2013 at 1:26PM
It technically IS the same problem. Gay rights in the NFL is the basis for both of these stories. Plain and simple. Luckily our Seahawks didn't take it as far as the 49ers. They're my favorite team so I'm happy they finally made a statement and put this to rest. We can all move on now "?" :)

Thanks.
| April 04, 2013 at 10:53AM
Thanks for the timely reply. I know it's all done and anything else is kind of beating a dead horse at this point, but I read one article the other day that I felt had the entire situation nailed. If you even feel like reading it, http://www.athleteally.com/blog/entry/athlete-ally-responds-to-seahawks-chris-clemons-homophobic-remarks-on-an-op

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