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Marshall Henderson Backtracks After Making Homophobic Tweets About Michael Sam

Marshall Henderson. (Getty Images)

Marshall Henderson. (Getty Images)

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(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.

And then came Henderson’s explanation, which you may consider a reason or an excuse — but judging from Henderson’s history, probably an excuse.