Miami Dolphins safety/special teamer Don Jones tweeted “OMG” after Sam was drafted. When someone asked if Jones’ “OMG” tweet was about Sam, he responded that the Sam s— was “horrible.”
That makes Jones the second Dolphins player to get in trouble for a tweet sent during the NFL Draft. The other player was Mike Pouncey, who deleted his Twitter account on Friday after a hazing-related tweet.
Here’s what Hickey told the media Saturday in response to Jones’ tweets.
“That is not what we stand for as an organization,” Hickey said via the Palm Beach Post. “The draft weekend is the culmination for so many players, their lifetime achievement of their dream to achieve the goal, for Michael Sam and for all the other players. It’s a celebration, as they begin their future as their playing goal. I think it’s a great thing for the league. I was disappointed by those comments.”
It’s unclear whether Jones was tweeting about Sam simply being drafted or the way he kissed his boyfriend, but it doesn’t really matter. That type of reaction is simply immature and inappropriate.
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