Former Florida State quarterback Chris Rix recently suggested on the radio that former Florida State teammate Darnell Dockett is gay. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
In Dockett’s view, there is something wrong with suggesting that he’s gay.
And so Dockett went on a Twitter rant against Rix, vowing to “whoop yo ass” and other more profane statements.
The folks at Deadspin have the link to the audio and the now-deleted tweets. Rix has since apologized, but Dockett didn’t accept, saying “f–k yo apology pussy.”
The entire incident underscores the level of homophobia that resides within NFL locker rooms, further proving that the NFL isn’t ready for a player to come out of the closet.
If the NFL were ready for it, it would have happened by now.