Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 5/12/14
Former New York Giants running back Derrick Ward, a member of the team’s Super Bowl championship team in 2007, slammed ESPN for showing Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after he became the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.Ward, who retired from the Houston Texans in 2012, said the sports network’s decision to run footage of the kiss after the St. Louis Rams selected Sam on Saturday set a bad example for children.“Man U got little kids lookin at the draft,” Ward griped on Twitter Saturday. “I can’t believe ESPN even allowed that to happen.”Man U got little kids lookin at the draft. I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen.— Derrick Ward (@derrickward32) May 10, 2014Sam broke down in tears when the Rams made him the 249th overall pick in the draft. Like many drafted players do, Sam celebrated by kissing his significant other — Vito Cammisano.Ward sparked outrage with his tweet. But he didn’t back down.“Everyone who comments on my page saying what dude did was fi...
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