Early on Monday, an article in the upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated broke the news of NBA player Jason Collins announcing that he\’s gay, and as you can imagine, the story has created quite a buzz on the social media sites.
Taking part in the buzz is Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace, who left the Pittsburgh Steelers via free agency earlier in the offseason after his rookie contract expired.
26-year-old receiver took to Twitter to say, “All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH…”
Not soon after hitting the send button, Wallace deleted his tweet and tried to explain his views in a follow-up tweet complete with an apology.
“Never said anything was right or wrong I just said I don\’t understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended.”
Wallace is of course entitled to his opinion and he will have both supporters and detractors for posting his views. It will be interesting, however, to see how quickly this snowballs and if any other high profile athletes such as himself will take to their Twitter accounts to weigh-in on a very controversial topic.
Outside of using his Twitter account to post song lyrics, Wallace, overall, has been pretty responsible with his social media presence. At the very least, I am pretty sure that Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland and head coach Joe Philbin are gritting their teeth right about now.