Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/25/14
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
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