Before Chris Broussard boldly explained his disapproval of a fresh out the closet NBA center Jason Collins’ s-xual orientation, NFL player Mike Wallace was the first person of note to drop the gay bashing gauntlet. After he tweeted, and quickly deleted, a message that was allegedly a shot at Collins, the Miami Dolphins have gone on the record to say they don’t approve of their player’s social media struggle.
A rep for the NFL team tells TMZ … the Dolphins took immediate action once they learned about Wallace’s h0mophobic tweet, in which he condescendingly questions why Collins would want to “mess with other guys” when there are so many beautiful girls in the world.
The Dolphins tell us …”Mike Wallace has apologized for his comments, and we have addressed the matter with him.”
“Mike’s comments do not reflect the views of the Miami Dolphins. We believe in a culture of inclusiveness and respect, and any statements to the contrary are in no way acceptable to our organization.”
“We will address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices.”
Wallace has since deleted the tweet.
TMZ spoke with a rep for the NFL, who tells us the league office will review the situation — and decide if the player will be fined or suspended.
Check out Wallace’s tweets (you can’t delete anything on these Internets) in the gallery.
Here’s a note to those quick to tweet without realizing they may offend…log off.
Photos: Twitter, NFL
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