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Miami Dolphins

Condemn

Mike Wallace's Homophobic Tweet

4/29/2013 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0429_mike_wallace_getty_2Mike Wallace needs to learn how to RESPECT gay people ... so says the Miami Dolphins organization, which says it strongly condemns the comments made by their star receiver.

A rep for the NFL team tells TMZ ... the Dolphins took immediate action once they learned about Wallace's homophobic tweet, in which he condescendingly questions why Collins would want to "mess with other guys" when there are so many beautiful girls in the world.

The Dolphins tell us ..."Mike Wallace has apologized for his comments, and we have addressed the matter with him."

"Mike’s comments do not reflect the views of the Miami Dolphins. We believe in a culture of inclusiveness and respect, and any statements to the contrary are in no way acceptable to our organization."

"We will address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices.”

Wallace has since deleted the tweet.

TMZ spoke with a rep for the NFL, who tells us the league office will review the situation -- and decide if the player will be fined or suspended.

For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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46.

CLINT    

The Miami Dolphins had to say something or the gay rights groups agenda would have been shoved down their throats. Maybe that's not the right choice of words.

449 days ago
47.

Fred Thompson    

Are the panty wastes really this sensitive? Come on guys (no pun intended), other people have a right to their opinion. Also why is every person that says they don't understand homosexuality homophobic? Phobic means "afraid" - it could be that he just doesn't get why a man would want a c**k in his mouth.

449 days ago
48.

Desert Diva33    

Why should he apologize for expressing his opinion? So sick of reading ppl express their opinion only to back track because its not p.c to say your not Pro same sex marriage...i have a few close gay friends so im by no means a homophobe, but at the same time, im sick of having homosexuality crammed down my damned throat and bashed if i speak against it..so tired of watching cartoons or tv and out of nowhere two men start kissing..how do u explain that to a 5 year old? And why should i have to? It wasn't like this when i was a kid in the 80s...we can only monitor what our kids watch so much..

449 days ago
49.

Spicy mag    

Freedom is gay.

449 days ago
50.

Fox    

All the dumb asses commenting on here as if they know what they are talking about makes me cringe.

449 days ago
51.

ct    

While i do not agree with his comment, this is a free country and he should be able to speak his mind....when you open your personal life to the press what do you expect, everyone to be like "ok no worries we love you"...doesn't work that way!

449 days ago
52.

Queen.of.the.Obvious    

Were TMZ staffers put on special alert - to stay glued to Twitter so they could immediately blow up any remotely anti-gay Tweet the second a famous jock posted it? I wouldn't doubt it...smh.

449 days ago
53.

Bmorecurlyguy    

Bet the worst part about the whole situation is the nfl having to actually talk to a terrible journalism site like tmz. Bet they rolled their eyes when they got a call from the tmz rep. Stop. Reporting. On. Sports.

449 days ago
54.

Promisedland007    

Gay people are way too sensitive! This is America and we have freedom of speech, his tweet was not bad, I tht he was joking.

449 days ago
55.

tom    

Screw tmz and their pro homosexual agenda. Wallace has the right to free speech, not everyone is or should be in favor of homosexuality. Football is a mans game not a f@ggots game. Just say NO TO HOMOSEXUALITY.

449 days ago
56.

scary113    

I'm sorry, I thought we lived in AMERICA. There's such a thing as free speech. There's no reason this man should apologize, he didn't say anything hateful or remotely homophobic and the Dolphins are just covering their ass lest LGBT gets all butt hurt. No pun intended.

449 days ago
57.

Dave    

Better to be thought an ass then open ones mouth and confirm the same.

449 days ago
58.

detersams    

Miami welcome to the wit and wisdom of Mike " I can run fast and that's it" Wallace. Do you really think that he's all that if the 6 time Super Bowl Champs let him go without any fight? Get ready for a whole lot more fun with this guy. We're glad to see him go. Steeler Nation out.

449 days ago
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detersams    

Miami welcome to the wit and wisdom of Mike " I can run fast and that's it" Wallace. Do you really think that he's all that, if the 6 time Super Bowl Champs let him go without any fight? Get ready for a whole lot more fun with this guy. We're glad to see him go. Steeler Nation out.

449 days ago
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Brittanyvee09    

Understandable that Miami would want to cover their tail regarding his comments. What I wonder though is if he violated the NFL Code of Conduct somehow...or if that's what someone would say he did.

449 days ago
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