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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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76.

Charger    

I agree with Marshall. It was sickening! If you want to be gay , it's your right but I don't have to see you skiing and sucking face iwht your boyfriend, over and over and over and .....The media is determined to force this upon everyone. I was out a restaurant and almost vomited.

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77.

ShantiShantiShanti    

There are two shocking things about this tweet, and no, neither one is that Henderson is homophobic.

The first is that Henderson's agent hasn't persuaded him to delete the tweet yet. The second is that Henderson could be worried about TV's influence on his younger brothers considering the way he has behaved as a supposed role model to them.

This is a guy who once tried to use counterfeit money to buy marijuana as a high school senior. This is a guy who once got suspended for punching a BYU player while at Utah. This is a guy who served jail time after violating his probation testing positive for marijuana and cocaine. This is a guy who gave an entire arena full of fans the double bird after an NCAA tournament loss. And this is a guy who wrote an apology letter to Ole Miss fans pledging to be more of a leader after that incident, only to get himself suspended for drug use weeks later.

132 days ago
78.

PaizleenotPaisley    

When a heterosexual player is drafted and he kisses his women no one says two words. But since Sam is gay he must be trying to push his gay agenda on America. Ya'll ever stop an think he ain't worried about ya'll. He gets to live his life, like you get to live yours.

132 days ago
79.

tomas    

Gay or straight, the brother's like that white prize.

132 days ago
80.

Observer    

HYPOCRITES

Gays want to be able to say what they want, do what they want, condemn who they want, take jobs cause some don't agree.....

Yet if YOU don't agree with THEM, if your FREE OPINION is not what THEY want...

They do to others what they CRY about others doing to them.

HYPOCRITES!

The gay community are BULLIES they have NO TOLERANCE though they PREACH it, Hypocrites.

Now... your turning people AGAINST you with your BULLY tactics and INTOLERANCE of others.

I supported it, have gays in my family, couldn't care any less if someone is gay........
Yet that's changing for a LOT of FAIR minded people out there.

PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH!

132 days ago
81.

Usagi-chan    

So many people on here acting like they can dictate how two people love each other. Love is so fundamental to human existence and yet you people find a way to justify your hatred. I wish all you idiots would boycott the world. There was nothing controversial about showing a kiss on tv.

132 days ago
82.

imagine    

Marshall Henderson...what a lying creep. I saw the kiss and Michael Sam and his boyfriend did nothing that I haven't seen white, heterosexual couples do on TV for decades. And I'm decades older than most of you here and I could care less if Michael Sam and his same sex boyfriend want to kiss during one of the most exciting times in their lives, what couple wouldn't? Good for them! As for Henderson's alleged younger siblings it's good they saw it which may just enable them to get a much more well rounded perspective of the real world outside of their bigoted small-minded home. Get over yourselves people and realize that not everyone is alike. Thank God. Tolerance and respect are the keys.

132 days ago
83.

Bacall    

Ignorant and now a coward to boot.

132 days ago
84.

coffeyrcr26    

It was nasty I agree with Henderson the gay agenda is getting ridiculous. It use to be homosexuality was a private thing now it's everywhere and the young kids are corrupted. They think this is cool and it's trending when in reality it's just the media pushing this cap forward.

132 days ago
85.

thesphinx46    

He's right..it was nasty..

132 days ago
86.

Lebowski    

I agree with Henderson, it was sickening. Those nut jobs need to keep that perverted crap behind closed doors and out of the mainstream media….

132 days ago
87.

Dee    

He was trying to walk that back real quick, wasn't he....LOL.

132 days ago
88.

Pockets    

LoL okay, boycott ESPN, see ya.

132 days ago
89.

Fresh21    

It's true... No argue about it. Keep that sh I t in the bedroom. There's innocent eyes out there. Same goes for the straight people such as beyonce, rihanna, miley. It's not a gay/straight thing it's more of a class thing.

132 days ago
90.

PAMELAO    

Im sorry but ESPN kept making the camera about Sams i thought that was too much..it didnt pan to the #1-10 draft pics as much as it did to Sams.. its ridiculous. ok he came out the closet great but y is it such a focus now?? who cares!!?! not me! lets stop w the repetitiveness of this story..wgaf??.. thats all im saying,. smdh

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