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
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Michelle and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Harold Ramis, one of America's greatest satirists, and like so many other comedic geniuses, a proud product of Chicago's Second City. When we watched his movies -- from "Animal House" and "Caddyshack" to "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day" -- we didn't just laugh until it hurt. We questioned authority. We identified with the outsider. We rooted for the underdog. And through it all, we never lost our faith in happy endings. Our thoughts and prayers are with Harold's wife, Erica, his children and grandchildren, and all those who loved him, who quote his work with abandon, and who hope that he received total consciousness.