Originally posted by Chree:
Garrison Hearst hated gay people and was still a beast lol
The following quote is taken from the Huffington Post:
I regret my actions. The words were used by me in frustration, and they were not appropriate," he said through a spokesman. "I did not intend to offend anyone, but that is no excuse for what I said."
The apology sounded similar to one he made almost exactly a year ago after one woman accused him of throwing a drink on her and another said he had pushed her. The incidents happened separately in Kansas City nightclubs and led to his being sentenced to two years' probation after pleading guilty to two counts of disturbing the peace.
"I'm going to work to that point to get my life back on track and know that I and I alone put myself in these critical situations and environments to where things don't come out favorably to me," he said on Oct. 22, 2008.
At the time, Johnson was benched for three games by then-coach Herm Edwards and suspended for a game by commissioner Roger Goodell.
On Tuesday, Johnson apologized to "all the kids who view athletes as role models. I was not a good role model yesterday and hopefully I can become a better role model. We all make mistakes, and the challenge is to learn from them.
"I will do my best to learn from this one as I move toward becoming a better person, teammate, and member of the Kansas City Chiefs team and community."
Johnson's agent said all his client could do now was wait.
"It's up to the NFL to investigate it and see what they want to do, and we will respond accordingly," Peter Schaffer told The Associated Press. "We've apologized. Larry's trying to move forward. It is what it is right now."
Jarrett Barrios, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, called on the NFL and the Chiefs to take disciplinary action and seize a chance to educate "on the dangers of homophobia in sports."
Such slurs are used to "ridicule and harass young gay and transgender athletes
on local sports fields across America," Barrios said.
Am I living under a rock here or is this just hyperbole? I know there are a number of gay athletes but gee didn't know there were a contingency of transgender athletes being oppressed by hateful words. My boys play YMCA football and I'd venture to say a few of those boys out there may in fact be gay and will be figuring that out soon enough but I just can't spot the whole transgender thing. Someone edu-ma-cate me here. In truth, such slurs are generally born out of immaturity and naivete more than outright hatred. If this issue is to move forward how about let's cling to intellectual honesty.
Does LJ really hate gay people? I don't know and am not going to be goofy enough to make a judgment based on some words of frustration on his twitter account. His disturbing behavior towards women and his lack of respect for his coach and organization are what would cause me to say pass. Just sayin. Full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/27/larry-johnson-gay-slur-ch_n_336022.html