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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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91.

El_tont     

I so agree that was nasty my son was seen the tv whit me his 3 it's about sports not a gay love show

171 days ago
92.

Teresa andrews    

Yes, it's so horrifying to watch people express love and support for each other. How will we ever recover from this monstrosity. . .I watched it with my toddler granddaughter. When it was over, she asked for a cookie. I'm sure she's just too young to appreciate the degree of damage that was done to her. . .criminy, people -- grow up!

171 days ago
93.

teeveedub    

Yeah, that sounds like sound research for a psychology paper ... NOT. Please. If you don't know what bigotry, homophobia, and hatred look like, and you don't know what the backlash to those look like, I've got one word for you: Google.

171 days ago
94.

Calinative    

It is just too much. Nobody wants to see that.

171 days ago
95.

ryan    

Keep that out of the locker room. If i were in a locker room full of naked girls, I would be checking them out. So what do you think a gay guy will do in a locker room of naked guys. Thats what makes this incomfortable for the players. Also he was drafted almost dead last. Who cares about him. How about talking about the number one pick. When did draft day become all about men kissing?

171 days ago
96.

juggalo 6    

Nice double standard TMZ. Ridicule of Tebow and his Christianity is OK but dare to breathe a word about the gay guy and the whole world blows up? Enough with the double standards. What happened to ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL? When did it become all men except straight white males are created semi equal? Enough with the false yellow journalism TMZ.

171 days ago
97.

Whocatea123     

Even my gay friends said that was utterly wrong what he did on tv !!!!!! They said he went too far !!! And they are right nobody wants to see that !!! Or should see that !!! If ur gay go be gay do not exploit ur gayness on tv bc it is wrong and immoral to be gay !!!

171 days ago
98.

kingcarl    

They went to far with the kiss......

171 days ago
99.

Mark    

Let me get this straight, racism in basketball is a big huge no no. (Sterling-NBA). Homophobia on the otherhand is okay in a public display (tweet). Are homophobia and racism not just the same damb thing, just different subject matter?

171 days ago
100.

Gretchen    

GROW UP!

171 days ago
101.

RIP US Constitution    

You not allowed to have an opinion anymore.... unless it is gay, black, or hispanic.

171 days ago
102.

Kelly Rollins    

Ole' Miss needs to do it's own experiment and boot his sorry ass off the BBall team...

171 days ago
103.

Dee    

I think that kiss was gross! I think it's very unfair that this guy is being punished for expressing his beliefs. Why are gays allowed to express themselves as freely as they want and straights are not! You don't have to agree with someone opinion but you have to respect it.

171 days ago
104.

static    

It is sickening.

171 days ago
105.

tgrfan42069    

so wait its homophobic now if someone thinks two men kissing is nasty?/ what next it will be homophobic if straight people dont watch gay porn and like it.

171 days ago
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