USF Recruit Jackson Sends Homophobic Tweet
February 10th, 2014| by Lost Lettermen
Shortly after former Missouri DE and 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam came out as gay, USF Class of 2014 signee and linebacker Vincent Jackson Jr. tweeted the following.
Retribution was understandably swift for Sam’s foot-in-mouth comment, and it wasn’t long until he deleted the offending tweet and issued an apology.
My comment came out wrong and disrespectful. Micheal Sam is a great player and I wish nothing but the best. God bless
— Vincent Jackson Jr. (@VMJacksonJr) February 10, 2014
Perhaps it’s a sign that from a tolerance standpoint, football is heading in the right direction when more people call out Jackson for his homophobia rather than voice their support for it.