ESPN covering Michael Sam as a gay athlete is embarrassing .....-- Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014
ESPN reporting Michael Sam is leading the handbag throw at NFL combine.... No one else expected to throw today-- Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014
Update: Predictably, Elkington's remark drew a sharp rebuke on Twitter:
A handbag-throwing joke FROM A MAN WHO PAYS ANOTHER MAN TO LIFT HIS GOLF BAG.-- Jeff MacGregor (@MacGregorESPN) February 25, 2014
Just taught Sports Law class, dealing with issues of discrimination. Then Steve Elkington tweeted his way into our discussion..-- Andrew Brandt (@adbrandt) February 25, 2014
Another update: In a later tweet, Elkington said he was merely mocking how Sam was being singled out for his sexual preference.
It goes back to "a ball hit an oriental spectator".There's no oriental spectators..There just spectators.."like m Sam...He's just an athlete-- Steve Elkington (@elkpga) February 25, 2014