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04/19/2007


Seattle Seahawks Refuse to Denounce Player's Anti-Gay Remarks

Last week Seattle Seahawks defensive end Christopher Clemons tweeted his displeasure that an NFL player might come out of the closet, calling it "a selfish act" that will "separate a lockerroom and divide a team".

ClemonsWrote Clemons:

Who on Gods earth is this person saying he's coming out of the closet in the NFL? ... If you didn't do it when you were in high school or college then why wait til your in the NFL? Whoever he is he didn't just start ... I'm not one to judge anyone because that's there personal preference. ... it doesn't matter how good they are. That will immediately separate a lockerroom and divide a team ... I'm not against anyone but I think it's a selfish act. They just trying to make themselves bigger than the team.

The Seahawks have been silent about Clemons' remarks, so Dominic Holden at Slog contacted them "about a dozen times" and finally heard back:

"We're not going to comment," said Seahawks spokeswoman Suzanne Lavender. "You know, it's just his personal view."

Adds Holden:

"We haven't gotten that many fan comments so we are not going to make public comment," Lavender explained. But she refused to provide a phone number or an e-mail for the fans to comment. So apparently this is how it works: The team gauges whether it needs to make a statement based on how many fans comment, but—pysch—there's no way for fans to comment.

After Holden provided a link to the contact page info for the team management, they took it down!

So he has kindly provided one at their site. We'll see how this develops.


Seattle Seahawk Christopher Clemons Says Gay Player Coming Out Would be 'Selfish Act' That Would Divide Team

Seattle Seahawks Defensive End Christopher Clemons is not happy that an NFL player might be coming out of the closet, calling it "a selfish act" that will "separate a lockerroom and divide a team".

ClemonsTweeted Clemons in a conversation with followers:

Who on Gods earth is this person saying he's coming out of the closet in the NFL? ...  If you didn't do it when you were in high school or college then why wait til your in the NFL? Whoever he is he didn't just start ... I'm not one to judge anyone because that's there personal preference. ... it doesn't matter how good they are. That will immediately separate a lockerroom and divide a team ... I'm not against anyone but I think it's a selfish act.  They just trying to make themselves bigger than the team.

Clemons later reeplied to another follower:

"No one said anything about be a homophobic. I just think something's should be left at home."


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