The Atlanta Falcons ditched cornerback Asante Samuel on Wednesday, freeing up salary cap room and cutting ties with a pro jock who's so afraid of the gays that he wouldn't let his kids near them.
Samuel grabbed headlines last May when he reacted to the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins with, well, less than joy and acceptance. He then followed up those statements with an awkward TV interview in which he confirmed he's a bit of a bigoted dumb ass.
So on the occasion of the Falcons dropping him from their roster, here's a recap of some of Samuel's insightful insights on the gays.
“Sports and sexuality is not a combination. The world is making it a combination for whatever reasons and making it a big movement.”
For whatever reasons. Equality maybe? Hmph.
“I don't want to teach my kids those things. I teach my kids God. How God lives his life.”
Ponder that one for just a moment longer.
“Straight people are not announcing they're straight, so why does everybody have to announce their sexuality or whatever? You know, what they prefer,” Samuel said in an interview with Fox Sports Radio. “So that's just how I see it. That's my opinion on things. All respect you know, I have nothing but respect for the people whoever decisions they make and whatever, but you know, you don't have to show it and flaunt it like that. You know what I'm saying, we have kids out here too.”
Don't flaunt it, queens! You know, like those straight people who wear wedding rings, bring their wives and their girlfriends to public events. Stuff like that.
Samuel seemingly wants people to focus on athletes for the sport they play, not for their sexuality. “Who says you had to announce what you are and that has to be talked about because you're playing a sport? Talk about the sport, how good you do in the sport,” Samuel said. “What you did the last game, keep that like that. You don't have to go into detail about other things. Lets keep it about the touchdowns, the baskets made, the shots, the assists, the goals made.”
Because no jock ever talks about sexy sex stuff in the locker room. Never ever.