Found February 25, 2014 on
PLAYERS: Steve Elkington
Former PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington drew the ire of the Internet on Tuesday when he tweeted out what appeared to be a gay joke directed at NFL draft prospect Michael Sam. ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine.... No one else expected to throw today— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 Elkington explained in tweets both before and after the joke, however, that his criticism was not directed at Sam, who participated in the NFL Scouting Combine, but rather at ESPN’s coverage of the linebacker as a “gay athlete.” ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing .....— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 @shanebacon I'm for Sam I'm against ESPN telling me he's gay....— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 Sam will become the NFL’s first openly gay player if he is drafted or signed by a team this offseason.Filed under: Golf, NESN Staff, NFL, Top Stories

Golfer Steve Elkington tweets inappropriate Michael Sam joke

If Steve Elkington tweets a joke and the world forgets to laugh, was it actually a joke? Tuesday, he sent out a zinger about Michael Sam at the NFL Combine.

Steve Elkington reportedly claims PGA Tour made him delete offensive Michael Sam tweet

Steve Elkington created a self-inflicted social media firestorm around himself on Monday due to his ill-advised, homophobic and offensive tweet about Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam, who announced that he was gay a few weeks ago. Elkington, whose best years on the PGA Tour have passed him by, is well-known as something of a […]The post Steve Elkington reportedly claims...

Golfer Steve Elkington Makes “Handbag Throw” Joke About Michael Sam On Twitter

Australian professional golfer Steve Elkington may not want to check his Twitter mentions today – not after what he himself has tweeted Tuesday morning. Elkington, who is no stranger to controversy on the social media medium, went after both ESPN and Michael Sam. Sam, of course, is attempting to become the first openly gay player to play in the NFL this upcoming season. He’s...

Intelligence Isn’t Exactly Steve Elkington’s Bag

Because Steve Elkington likes a good Twitter war, the 51-year-old Aussie chimed in on Michael Sam on Tuesday. Apparently ESPN’s coverage of the openly gay NFL prospect has been too much for the golfer to handle, so he released a series of tweets — one of which was screen-grabbed before he deleted it.He can try to pretend his idiotic rant never happened, but screen-grabs don...

Steve Elkington: PGA Tour Asked Me To Take Down Michael Sam Tweet

Former PGA Championship winner Steve Elkington was visited by the PGA Tour social media police Tuesday. The 10-time Tour winner raised some eyebrows earlier in the day after he tweeted an apparent gay joke that was directed at NFL draft prospect Michael Sam. The joke badly backfired, and soon afterward, the tweet disappeared. The deletion might not have been Elkington’s choice...

Golfer Steve Elkington Makes Incredibly Bad Michael Sam Joke on Twitter

Steve Elkington was a pretty good golfer back in his day (late 90s), but it has been a long time since he has been relevant in his sport. So maybe when he sent an ill-advised joke out in to the Twitter Universe Tuesday it was a desperate plea to see his name back in the headlines again.Boy---what a stupid way to do it trying to make fun of who will likely be the first openly gay...

PGA Golfer Makes Dumb Gay Joke About Michael Sam

The PGA’s Steve Elkington had nothing better to do on Tuesday morning, so he tweeted a joke about Michael Sam being gay. I’m sure this is going to turn out quite well for him. I wouldn’t be surprised if the stupid tweet was deleted at some point soon, but the Internet never forgets. It’s shown above to remind us all that Steve Elkington sucks, and so do his jokes. Article...

Golfer Steve Elkington makes homophobic joke about Michael Sam

Australian professional golfer Steve Elkington’s best days on the course are behind him, but he seems to think his wits are at their peak. The 51-year-old has become known for some of the off-color tweets he sends, so it was no surprise when he shared a controversial opinion about Michael Sam on Tuesday. Elkington started […]

PGA golfer Steve Elkington makes handbag joke about Michael Sam

Earlier, we had a lobbyist jumping head first into the Michael Sam story and now we have PGA golfer Steve Elkington giving his two cents which involves the using the word handbag and Sam’s name in the same sentence. Here is the “joke” Elkington broadcasted to his Twitter followers. ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine…. No one else expected...

The Haps – 2/25: 10 Stories That Defined The Sochi Olympics, Terio Working On Album (?)

What’s The Haps for February 24th? We take a look back at all things Sochi, Steve Elkington puts his foot in his mouth, what you should be watching on the WWE Network, and more. The Links - The 10 stories that defined the Sochi Olympics Needs more Gracie… How not to be funny on Twitter, [&hellip(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)The post The Haps – 2/25: 10 Stories That Defined...

Golfer Steve Elkington makes joke about Michael Sam

PGA Tour golfer Steve Elkington has been known to make off-the-collar Tweets that rub people the wrong way. He added another one Tuesday, this one targeted at NFL prospect Michael Sam, who happens to be gay. ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine…. No one else expected to throw today — Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014 You may also be...

Steve Elkington is sort of a moron, makes stupid joke about Michael Sam

Former PGA champ Elkington posts disparaging tweet about Michael Sam

Former PGA champion Steve Elkington caused more outrage on Twitter on Tuesday when he made a disparaging remark about Missouri defensive end Michael Sam while trying to criticize media coverage that refers to him as gay. Sam came out publicly two weeks ago. The NFL has never had an openly homosexual player. Sam worked out this week at the NFL combine in Indianapolis and is projected...

Steve Elkington sends out ill-advised tweet about Michael Sam

ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine.... No one else expected to throw today— Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014So, the NFL Scouting Combine is currently ongoing at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.One of the participants is none other than former Missouri Tigers defender Michael Sam, who also recently made headlines by admitting he was...
Golf News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.