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Marshall Henderson writes bigoted tweet about Michael Sam, then says it was all for science

(Associated Press)

Mouthy former Ole Miss basketball player Marshall Henderson had a productive morning wasting everyone’s time on Twitter.

It all started when he sent out a tweet bashing ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam, who was shown kissing his boyfriend after he was selected by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday in the NFL draft. “Boycotting sportscenter til this michael sam [swear words] is off …. My brothers are 7 and 11 and saw that!!! #SICKENING,” he wrote, then adding:

Then he turned to his haters.

But wait, big reveal coming!

No more “Game of Thrones” spoilers, Marshall, we beg of you.

Oh. Okay then.

This does not seem like actual science.

Nope, still not at all science.

Not even close to science.

You can’t make me.


Michael Sam is the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL. Upon hearing he was chosen by the St. Louis Rams, ESPN video of Sam's tearful reaction and kiss with his boyfriend went viral. (Nicki DeMarco/The Washington Post)

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After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.



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