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Kent State Wrestler Sam Wheeler Suspended Indefinitely for 'Fag' Tweet About Michael Sam


Kent State wrestler Sam Wheeler has been suspended indefinitely for a series of tweets containing anti-gay slurs that began as a commentary about gay Missouri football player Michael Sam, CBS Cleveland reports:

“I can’t even watch Sports Center today cause all they are talking about is Marcus Smart or that fag from Mizzou…” Wheeler tweeted.

In addition to the initial tweet, Wheeler responded to 2 other users with a homophobic slur before tweeting, “O geez I got all these fag boys mad at me now.”

...The tweets were deleted and Wheeler’s twitter account is no longer active but the gay-oriented web site OutrageDC.com captured and published a screen grab the tweets and called for users to contact the university, the school’s athletic director, Wheeler’s wrestling coach as well as the Mid-American Conference in protest.

Kent State Director of Athletics released the following statement:

“We are aware of the insensitive tweets by one of our student athletes.  On behalf of Kent State University, we consider these comments to be ignorant and not indicative of the beliefs held by our university community as a whole.  This is an educational opportunity for all of our student-athletes.”

Kent State Head Wrestling Coach Jim Andrassy added:

“As an alum of Kent State University and as Sam’s head coach, I was surprised and offended by what I read on Twitter. I have spoken to Sam personally, and while he is remorseful, he will be suspended indefinitely while we determine the best course of action moving forward.”


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  1. Guys who participate in the most homoerotic sport ever invented should not call anyone "fag"

    Posted by: jarago | Feb 11, 2014 6:11:27 PM

  2. He was suspended for violating school ethics and code. Anyway, with the type of rant he made, so ignorant and stupid, I would be ashamed to have him on my team.

    Posted by: Hill | Feb 11, 2014 6:25:28 PM

  3. Watch his youtube videos - pure gayness!

    Posted by: litper | Feb 11, 2014 6:31:46 PM

  4. Derricks

    Posted by: enchantra | Feb 11, 2014 7:26:28 PM

  5. How sad it is that a young man like Sam Wheeler, who just a generations ago would have face discrimination and bigotry because of his racial or mixed racial heritage, now hurls his bigotry at others. Does this young bigot even realize that while he uses the F word to describe Michael Sam, there are still plenty of folks who behind his back use the N word to describe him? How sad that some of us learn nothing from history.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 11, 2014 8:54:25 PM

  6. DERRICK FROM PHILLY, I agree with you, and understand the sentiment.

    The thing about forgiveness is that it's really not just about the person asking to be forgiven. It's really just as much about the burden the people being asked to forgive carry.

    Finally releasing all that anger and pain is important. People can move-on, they can change, and they can heal...

    Posted by: Just Sayin' | Feb 11, 2014 9:14:24 PM

  7. If Sam Wheeler married Michael Sam, he'd be Sam Sam.

    Posted by: Alan | Feb 11, 2014 10:12:45 PM

  8. God still hates fags.

    Posted by: tonykeywest | Feb 11, 2014 11:45:53 PM

  9. Scum of the earth.

    Posted by: tristram | Feb 12, 2014 1:55:35 AM

  10. Scum of the earth.

    Posted by: tristram | Feb 12, 2014 1:55:35 AM

  11. Disgusted American please just hush

    Posted by: CHOCOLATEBEARCUB | Feb 12, 2014 3:36:55 AM

  12. Andrew please there are gays that use the N word as well where is their punishment?

    Posted by: CHOCOLATEBEARCUB | Feb 12, 2014 3:40:35 AM

  13. beautiful lips Wheeler
    put them to better use....

    Posted by: LG | Feb 12, 2014 4:22:47 AM

  14. He should lose his scholarship, this will send a strong message to all homophobic athletes that their words have consequences that an apology will not fix. The athletes will then move forward more focused on the game than commenting with hate.

    Posted by: CC | Feb 12, 2014 8:11:58 AM

  15. sam's my man. why is he in hot water, if a man can say that he is a faggot or queer or waste of good flesh, why can't another say the truth, go sam, you owe no one an apology, its about time the good human beings wake up and put these turd tampers in their place. they are sick and disgusting and we pat them on the back. down with fags. go sammy. get some guts. do not apologize or take it back. we are not homophobic, we just do not like ass pokers.shame on the coach and anyone who thinks that i should not be able to voice my opinion. how dare you tell me to shut up. they all need a plague put on them and then let GOD sort them.

    Posted by: barweight | Feb 12, 2014 10:39:11 AM

  16. no, the faggots are terrible human beings, well, on second thought, they are not human beings.

    Posted by: barweight | Feb 12, 2014 10:40:11 AM

  17. seattle mike, don't think so. they are a disgrace to the human race. animals even no better.

    Posted by: barweight | Feb 12, 2014 10:42:11 AM

  18. Barweight, you're a waste of space and oxygen. You don't understand anything- from the science and research- to basic human decency. You're a sad little boy scared about a world that is evolving while you're head is in the sand. Please stay in whatever podunk little town you're in, because nowhere else would want a mouthbreather like you hating things you don't even understand. You're an embarrassment.

    Posted by: Derek | Feb 12, 2014 1:35:14 PM

  19. oh and I'm telling you to shut up. I just dared to tell you to shut up, you ignorant slack-jawed yokel. And while you're at it, why don't you research why it's totally legal for your mouthbreather friend Sam to be kicked out. He should learn like you: people have less tolerance for your sad BS, and people like you are on your way out. #bye

    Posted by: Derek | Feb 12, 2014 1:39:59 PM

  20. People are finally learning that the "fags" are just not going to be bullied any more. We fight back... and it is now socially unacceptable to wear your bigotry publicly.

    Posted by: Garry | Feb 12, 2014 4:47:14 PM

  21. Do they also suspend student athletes who use the word ho, I wonder...

    Posted by: Geezer | Feb 13, 2014 1:04:54 PM

  22. Aren't you surprised people get suspended over *speech*? Seriously I'd rather go to a meet a boo him.

    Posted by: IPFreleigh | Feb 13, 2014 6:21:47 PM

  23. Being indefinitely suspended for his 5th amendment right is stupid. These are the same rights the gays say they want. A verbal apology and a reprimand would have done the trick. This is why SAM the gay guy SHOULD NOT be drafted. Everyone would have to walk on egg shells around him. He will be able to get away with murder in the name of homophobia. Trust me when I tell you that the word fag does not offend anyone. He should not use it because there are more appropriate words in the dictionary. He is rightly frustrated with gay issues being the only things on t.v. Gays run the media and obviously the universities!

    Posted by: Richard | Feb 21, 2014 9:05:27 PM

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