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Browns Linebacker Tank Carder Calls Someone a 'Faggot' on Twitter, Doesn't Agree with Being Gay, Apologizes

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Cleveland Browns linebacker Tank Carder got into an argument late last week with another Twitter user before caling him a "faggot" and then proceeding to unleash a series of tweets explaining himself, Outsports reports.

Tank_carderSaid Carder, complaining about people angry at him for using the slur: "Yea, they all gettin butt hurt." He later added, "I don't agree with being gay or lesbian at all, but saying faggot doesn't make me a homophobe, it's just a word."

Carder then issued a non-apology "if I offended anyone in anyway."

After Carder's tweets began getting around, he spoke out again today, saying, "I want to sincerely apologize for the word I used! I did not in anyway mean to offend anyone! That tweet doesn't define me as a person!"

What action the NFL will take remains to be seen.

Outsports notes: "Major League Soccer puts the penalty at a three-game suspension for this kind of language. The NBA puts the cost at $50k."

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  1. But if does define you as a person. It shows us who you really are, and we don't like you.

    Posted by: Stephen | Nov 26, 2012 7:50:06 PM


  2. So It's okay I dont agree him being a human, therefore he should not have any rights?

    Posted by: bambinoitaliano | Nov 26, 2012 7:59:43 PM


  3. It is a lot like the proverbial swear jar. With salaries what they are, the fines need to be increased.

    Posted by: Fahd | Nov 26, 2012 8:05:09 PM


  4. as usual, the problem is not "the word" but the intent behind it. which he made clear.

    i, for one, am frankly stunned that this clearly brilliant intellectual mind is still mired by anti-gay bigotry.

    i'm also stunned that it snowed today. in canada. in late november.

    ;-)

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 26, 2012 8:05:50 PM


  5. "Just a word"? Seriously!?

    Posted by: willbesurfing | Nov 26, 2012 8:07:39 PM


  6. What a pathetic little loser...

    I'm always amazed when someone say they don't "agree with being gay". Who gives a rats azz that you don't "agree" with it? It's not like gay people are ever going away, and it's really none of your damn business anyhow. Like Whoopie Goldberg once said; "Gay people have been around since air".

    I don't agree with stupidity, but it doesn't seem to have any effect on this moron, or his fellow bigots.

    Oh well... Moving on...

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Nov 26, 2012 8:12:29 PM


  7. "I don't agree with being gay" is about the most stupid statement a person can make.

    It's equivalent to saying, "I don't agree with being female" or "I don't agree with being Irish" or "I don't agree with being Asian".

    And YES, using the word faggot DOES define you. It defines you as ignorant, bigoted and a waste of space!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Nov 26, 2012 8:17:29 PM


  8. His name is TANK. People shouldn't be shocked when a football player named after a weapon of war tweets something dumb.

    Posted by: beed | Nov 26, 2012 8:20:42 PM


  9. "I don't agree with being gay" is like saying "I don't agree with the weather"

    Posted by: Steve | Nov 26, 2012 8:20:47 PM


  10. @Little Kiwi, Good one!!!!

    Posted by: Chaszle | Nov 26, 2012 8:23:01 PM


  11. @tankcarder I don't agree with being stupid and ignorant. Fortunate for you you can change that!

    Posted by: Ken | Nov 26, 2012 8:25:36 PM


  12. That would be the 3/8 Cleveland Browns, btw.

    Posted by: Chaszle | Nov 26, 2012 8:27:10 PM


  13. what exactly does it mean when he says he doesn't "agree" with people being gay or lesbian? does he want to kill them?

    Posted by: niles | Nov 26, 2012 8:31:08 PM


  14. I would be fine with him being forced to do a public service ad while locked in a pillory in the town square
    GAY KIDS ARE WOUNDED EVERY DAY BY "JUST WORDS" FROM IGNORANT CRACKERS

    Posted by: Bob | Nov 26, 2012 8:31:53 PM


  15. by "not agreeing" with gays and lesbians he probably means that he follows his version of the bible to the letter and believes that sexuality activity is solely for procreation.

    because i'm sure when we saw his pic we all realized that this is clearly a man who has only ever engaged in missionary sex with the woman he's married to, and lost his virginity on his wedding night, and never ever would engage in the sins of oral sex.

    right?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 26, 2012 8:33:12 PM


  16. I'm confused... So who is the gay grizzly in the pic?

    Posted by: Michael | Nov 26, 2012 9:11:38 PM


  17. Btw, I wish any of these f#ckers wouldn't we quickly as possible put their tail inbetween their legs. Be a man, stand by what you said. It's obvious its exactly how you feel.

    Also, what Bizarro world do we live in when homophobia is the quickest way to make a sports player crumble?

    Posted by: Michael | Nov 26, 2012 9:14:31 PM


  18. He's 23, went to Texas Christian and plays linebacker for the Clowns. None of that says Mensa member to me. Fool needs some educating.

    Posted by: Bollux | Nov 26, 2012 9:18:45 PM


  19. He is good looking idiot

    Posted by: jaragon | Nov 26, 2012 9:42:27 PM


  20. "That tweet doesn't define me as a person."
    I'm afraid it does Tank. It lets everyone see how you really think and feel.

    Posted by: jleo71 | Nov 26, 2012 9:43:51 PM


  21. He's from TCU as Bollux said. His family are major Christians. He is basically a redneck if you look through his tweets. So, yeah, no surprises here. He's the typical Christian conservative Texas boy. I don't care about him nor what he said whatsoever other than, obviously, he needs to be punished harshly, and he likely will be.

    Posted by: Francis | Nov 26, 2012 9:46:53 PM


  22. ok, but since he's a typical Christian that means he was a virgin til marriage, doesn't ever perform or receive oral sex, and only engages in copulation to procreate, right?

    and he's NEVER tugged it to lesbian porno scenes....right?

    just wanna make sure.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Nov 26, 2012 9:50:27 PM


  23. Wow, this guy lives in a world where "words are just words." Must be nice.

    Posted by: Nino | Nov 26, 2012 9:53:46 PM


  24. We know you meant exactly what you said. Cutting the money supply off made you pretend you're not a bigoted asswipe.

    Posted by: greenfuzz | Nov 26, 2012 10:11:17 PM


  25. Don't just apologize. Think it through and search your heart.

    Posted by: Rafael | Nov 26, 2012 10:13:47 PM


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