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Marshall Henderson is not a fan of Michael Sam (UPDATE)

May 12, 2014, 9:58 AM EDT

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Marshall Henderson’s career as a college basketball player is over and, in all likelihood, that means that his career as a basketball player, period, is over.

6-foot-1 chuckers that don’t play defense aren’t exactly high priority NBA targets, and while he might float around the D-League or some of the lower professional leagues abroad for a while, for all intents and purposes he is no longer relevant in basketball in this country.

Which brings me to Michael Sam.

He made history over the weekend, becoming the first openly gay NFL player when he was picked by the St. Louis Rams at No. 249. His reaction to getting selected was touching and beautiful, the kind of raw emotion that you won’t see out of any other player simply because no one has ever publicly gone through what Sam is about to go through. It was captured live on television and has since been replayed over and over and over again, and rightfully so:

Back to Marshall:


I know what Andy Kennedy and Ole Miss’ first thought was: “Thank the good lord we don’t have to deal with that moron anymore.”


Henderson’s twitter profile has a picture of him in an Ole Miss jersey. Every single college basketball fan associates him with the university. Maybe it’s just me, but I would want to do everything in my power to disassociate myself with hateful, bigoted morons with too big of a platform to speak on.

UPDATE (11:00 a.m.): Marshall Henderson is bucking the “I was hacked” trend by saying that … this was a school project? We at least need to give him points for originality:


  1. showtime1911 - May 12, 2014 at 10:12 AM

    Freedom of expression. Polar opposites no matter if u see the expressions fair or unfair.

    • zzalapski - May 12, 2014 at 10:49 AM

      That also covers people’s reactions to a given comment. Freedom of expression does not mean freedom from consequences.

  2. oruacat2 - May 12, 2014 at 12:24 PM

    Drugged-out, multiple-suspensions douchebag worried about the influence on his younger brothers?

  3. eagles512 - May 12, 2014 at 12:50 PM

    Why is everyone ignoring the part that people didn’t like? It wasn’t him crying or being with his boyfriend. It was the weird scene with the cake. Rubbing it and licking. My guess is even the Rams were not thrilled with that. And I would say it was weird if a straight player did the same with his girlfriend. I wish him well but I thought that was very immature and unprofessional.

  4. jobber33 - May 12, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    What I think is funny is, once again a person speaks their mind and voices their opinion and they are raked over the coals. Again and again and again they are trying to tell us we are not entitled to voice our opinions if certain groups be it race or sexuality do not agree. I thought we lived in the united States and not the old U.S.S.R. where you were not entitled that. Where did freedom of the press go when if a reporter prints something that someone doesn’t agree with and they are made to apologize or be fired?

    • oruacat2 - May 12, 2014 at 4:22 PM

      What you call “raked over the coals” is OTHER people who disagree with Henderson voicing THEIR opinions.

  5. barkleyblows - May 12, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Exactly. You can’t disagree with a persons opinion or sexuality or whatever anymore.

    That’s why this country is turning soft.

  6. sw19womble - May 12, 2014 at 8:10 PM

    I’m only too happy for bigots to voice their opinions in public. Put your name on it.

    That said, Henderson has just confused the issue now – is he a bigot or a troll?

  7. mtheparrothead - May 12, 2014 at 10:28 PM


    Case in point.

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