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I'M BOYCOTTING ESPN

Over 'Nasty' Michael Sam Kiss

5/12/2014 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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8:13 AM PT -- Henderson is backtracking BIG TIME ... claiming his homophobic tweet was part of a twisted psychology experiment to see how the public would react. Suuuure. 

Henderson wrote, "One of my best friends, WHO IS GAY, is about to graduate in psychology, asked me to say these things so he can have responses."

"The point of his study was to see how people react when others say things or act a certain way against another group of people."

He added, "Sorry for messing with everyone like that!!!  Everyone really helped my boy AND FOR THAT WE ARE EXTREMELY APPRECIATIVE!!!"

Meantime, Ole' Miss is already distancing itself from Henderson -- with Athletic Director Ross Bjork telling us, "I am extremely disappointed and we do not condone the statements made by our former bball player. We believe in respect and dignity for all."

"We use significant resources to educate our student-athletes about respect and dignity for all people and unfortunately not everyone gets it."

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Another sports star spitting homophobic venom over Michael Sam -- this time a college basketball star says he's going to boycott ESPN for showing Sam's "sickening" post-Draft kiss.

The man behind the homophobia is Marshall Henderson -- who became famous at Ole' Miss for his outrageous on-the-court antics ... including taunting opposing players, fans and coaches. 

Now, he's going after Sam -- tweeting, "Boycotting sportscenter til this michael sam nasty ass sh*t is off. My brothers are 7 and 11 and saw that!!! #SICKENING."

Henderson's comments come one day after the Miami Dolphins fined safety Don Jones for tweeting "OMG" and "horrible" when ESPN aired the footage of Sam kissing his BF. 

As for Henderson ... he was NOT expected to be selected in the upcoming NBA Draft -- and  we're guessing these comments aren't going to help his stock. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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46.

Usagi-chan    

What's say you now, tmz trolls? Another of your heroes bites the dust. When will you bigots realize you've already lost? Keep your poison to yourselves.

80 days ago
47.

backfire    

That photo was gross….don't need to know, TMI

80 days ago
48.

That Girl    

Two seasons from now no one is going to remember this guy. He's a sideshow act. Nothing more.

80 days ago
49.

Truth    

Dudes kissing dudes. It's still a punch line to a joke on SNL. That's becasue most guys look at it like getting kicked in the junk. It's hurts. You gays and left wing crazies couldn't be more narrow-minded if you tried. Try looking at something from somebody else's viewpoint once in a while. That doesn't mean you have to agree with it.

80 days ago
50.

Miss k    

I smell jealousy ! Lol plus who's Marshall ? Never heard of him before lol someone is looking to get 15 minutes of fame .

80 days ago
51.

01void    

Espn could have cut it off and went to a commercial or switched cameras

80 days ago
52.

JM    

If the NFL was so concerned about how a gay player would go over, then they clearly showed the kiss to get a reaction from people. They were worried about him in the draft but NOT how people would react to the kiss? Come on. No way. It was deliberate. I am sickened that once they got the reactions that they knew they would get, they fined and disciplined people for it. I actually believe he got this far because he is gay. He isn't that great of a player. No way is he good enough for the NFL. They just didn't any backlash from the Gay Mafia Thugs making NFL sponsors drop them. for being "anti gay" if a (mediocre) gay man didn't make the team.

80 days ago
53.

loveyou15    

Hes a closet case

80 days ago
54.

dsullivan    

Michael Sam is the one saying that he doesn't want to be known as the "gay NFL guy", he wants to be known for his ability. So, I believe he should have used better judgement in this situation. When I was watching the draft, which I admit was not 100% of it, most of the guys had their mothers, agents and other family members around them, not their girlfriends, boyfriends or whomever their significant other is. If he doesn't want to be labeled for being gay, then why demonstrate it on national TV?

80 days ago
55.

ldgloria    

IDIOT. I feel a person like That should be boycotted for his stupid beliefs..I heard earlier this week that when a idiot starts talking, just let them talk. That way the world knows who they really are

80 days ago
56.

AllieFrid    

Tired of ignorant people. Get used to it buddy, gay people kiss too. Teach the children love, not hate. Idiot.

80 days ago
57.

AllieFrid    

NO ONE is pushing an agenda on you arse! Mind your own business when it comes to gays. THEIR life doesn't affect yours! BUT we no longer accept hate or ignorance. Simple as that *******.

80 days ago
58.

FREEDOM    

ADAM AND EVE NOT ADAM AND STEVE.

80 days ago
59.

AllieFrid    

I feel sorry for your brothers, living in such an ignorant home. Then they wonder why hate lives.

80 days ago
60.

bizz    

Henderson should have stuck with his original statement. You weren't gonna get drafted anyways soooo lol doesnt matter now you just look stupid. Kinda cute too, what a shame.

80 days ago
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