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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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John Tiller    

Queen is a homophobic slur really?

106 days ago
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Jughead    

I am glad to see that all American males have not been neutered. To hell with the gay privileges agenda.

106 days ago
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Jughead    

It is laughable how American males have been emasculated by political correctness. I'd rather hang with Vladimir Putin than some sensitive and diverse American pansy.

106 days ago
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Jughead    

Queerios are giving each other enemas right now in protest. Then, they will download child porn.

106 days ago
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Ferndog68    

This is not a story. Keep it moving

106 days ago
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Kristie    

What a ridiculous story. Get your facts straight before posting trash. This is Torrey's younger brother. No homophobia going on, just "brotherly love"

106 days ago
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JPS    

Why is it called homophobic?

A phobia is a fear of something. I doubt he is afraid of homosexuals. So why use the term homophobic?

106 days ago
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Phil Mcl    

Leave these pro athletes alone they have the right to their own opinions!!!! This P.C. crap has gone to far!!

106 days ago
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Palinista    

Good grief.

Queen is not a homophobic slur.

I have just stated a fact.

106 days ago
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NIck    

Smith has as much right to his opinion and to NOT be slurred or ridiculed as any pro-gay has to their opinion. You see you gays realty don't get to have it both ways and people are sick and tired of your hetrophobic agenda

106 days ago
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Queen.of.the.Obvious    

I knew a Cully reference was going to come up @@ I still don't see what was so offensive about his statement. He came under fire for "sweet stuff"? Now this guy for "queen"? Really? Get over it, Harvey.

106 days ago
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Gwen    

TMZ, I love you, but damn, c'mon!!! Stop making something out of nothing!! If you have ever met Torrey, been around Torrey, or read about him, you would know this is bullsh*t to even accuse him of being homophobic !! I'm so f'ing tired of whiney ass people!! Everyone has to whine about something.

106 days ago
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Thomas8912    

Stop blowing things out of proportion. This homophobic and racist crap must stop!!! Ppl can say anything these days

106 days ago
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Ron Fing Swanson    

Mountain out of a mole hill by That gay group just watch.

106 days ago
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Drake2589    

If this is homophobic how can one homosexual man say that to another and its okay? I don't like Torrey because of the team he plays for but I know for a fact he didn't post this as a homophobic slur this is just blown way out of proportion.

106 days ago
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