(CBS) Marshall Henderson’s eligibility at Ole Miss is up, but his time in the spotlight isn’t, thanks in large part to social media.
After Sportscenter showed a clip of Michael Sam — the first openly gay player to ever be drafted in NFL history after the Rams took him in the seventh round — kissing his partner after his big moment, Henderson tweeted that he’s, “Boycotting sportscenter til this michael sam nasty *** !@#$ is off …. My brothers are 7 and 11 and saw that!!! #SICKENING”
Later, he backtracked, claiming he was doing a friend in a psychology class a favor by eliciting feedback for a class project of his friend’s.
Here’s how it all played out this morning on Twitter. Even if Henderson is telling the truth, it’s still a horribly timed and immature study to conduct.[tweet https://twitter.com/NativeFlash22/status/465855207767695360] [tweet https://twitter.com/NativeFlash22/status/465862061591781376]
And then came Henderson’s explanation, which you may consider a reason or an excuse — but judging from Henderson’s history, probably an excuse.[tweet https://twitter.com/NativeFlash22/status/465864232655785984] [tweet https://twitter.com/NativeFlash22/status/465866311973629954] [tweet https://twitter.com/NativeFlash22/status/465866523895009280] [tweet https://twitter.com/NativeFlash22/status/465866837880631297] [tweet https://twitter.com/NativeFlash22/status/465867634341203971] [tweet https://twitter.com/NativeFlash22/status/465867935035052032]