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Torrey Smith

NFL Player Fires Off Homophobic Slur

1/3/2014 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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10:50 AM PT -- Torrey is standing his ground ... tweeting, "I wasn't being offensive nor am I homophobic not apologizing or taking it down."
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With the Chris Kluwe gay controversy raging, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has thrust himself into the mix by hurling a homophobic slur in public.

Smith just posted a photo on Instagram featuring a man wearing pink flowery socks ... along with the caption, "Look at this queen."

Seriously.

0103-torrey-smithInteresting timing, considering Kluwe says he was blackballed from the NFL for crusading against gay hatred -- like this -- and pushing for equality.

Of course, it ain't the first time an NFL star has used a homophobic slur in public -- just last year, 49ers defensive star Chris Culliver came under serious fire after saying he wouldn't play with a gay teammate because he's not into "that sweet stuff."

We've reached out to Torrey's rep -- so far, no word back.

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JT    

Just more proof that the NFL is filled with morons and criminals.

189 days ago
47.

truspeek    

These sre butt patters and touchdown huggers, right? No telling ehat they doin the huddles.

189 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

oh, geez. heeeeeere we go again...

189 days ago
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Donny D    

Soooo.... Let me get this straight. Gay guys can go all out to look feminine and glamourous, and if you describe someone as looking like a queen because they wear flashy and feminine clothes (which would probably be a compliment to any man who dresses in this manner), now that is considered "hate" speech??? WTF??? If you say that someone looks like a "jock" is that hate speech against athletes? This is SOOO FREAKIN STUPID!!!

189 days ago
50.

Warren    

Look at that ******

189 days ago
51.

The rev al    

Many of us are sick of having the gay agenda promoted by the media Why cant these oeople just shut up and live their lives as they wish to.

189 days ago
52.

DirkDiggler    

Your words hurt, Torrey! -said no one ever

189 days ago
53.

Lebowski    

Normal men don't sodomize each other and it will never be acceptable in my opinion. If gay men can't accept that then that's their problem….

189 days ago
54.

TMS    

God for him!! Queen is not a homophobic slur and he has absolutely no reason to have to apologize!

189 days ago
55.

BRwoman    

Maybe people are just getting tired of being bullied into silence.

189 days ago
56.

DirkDiggler    

How many 'Mo's have complained?

189 days ago
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badass352    

I am not a homophobe. I fear no ***gots. :) Now that was funny!

189 days ago
58.

depressionbaby    

Blackballed! Really?

189 days ago
59.

Len    

What is wrong with the left? Freedom of speech is dying in this country. NEWSFLASH...we are tired of the Thought and Word Police. Get over it, you silly Queens!

189 days ago
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John Trick    

NFL = No Frigging Lemonparty

189 days ago
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