Kent State Athlete Sam Wheeler Tweets Anti-Gay Statements
Check out the tweets below by Kent State Wrestler Sam Wheeler. Apparently he is not happy about Missouri football star Michael Sam coming out last night by saying “I can’t even watch Sports Center today cause all they are talking about is Marcus Smart or that fag from Mizzou…”
Hopefully Kent State will take a stand and not tolerate this form its student athletes who represent the school.
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Senior Associate Commissioner of the MAC Conference: BGennarelli@mac-sports.com
Update: Apparently Sam Wheelers twitter account is already gone. Steve Pena (one of Wheelers twitter targets) was sent this text by a Kent State Alum. It looks like Kent State is already taking care of the issue. Kudos to them.
Update #2: Kent State University has released official statements on the issue.
Statement from Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen:
“We are aware of the insensitive tweets by one of our student athletes. On behalf of Kent State University, we consider these comments to be ignorant and not indicative of the beliefs held by our university community as a whole. This is an educational opportunity for all of our student-athletes.”
Statement from Kent State Head Wrestling Coach Jim Andrassy:
“As an alum of Kent State University and as Sam’s head coach, 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.”