The list of professional athletes expressing their support for Jason Collins' decision to come out as gay included Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Mardy Fish and Chris Kluwe.
Mike Wallace is not on that list.
Unlike some of his more enlightened peers who offered encouragement and applauded Collins, the 26-year-old Miami Dolphins wide receiver sent out a pair of tweets sharing his confusion regarding homosexuality on Monday.
"I'm not bashing anybody don't have anything against anyone I just don't understand it," Wallace tweeted, via NFL.com. "All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH..."
Wallace would soon delete the tweets but they had already been retweeted many times.
Plenty of hate still out there RT @wallace17_dakid All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH.”
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) April 29, 2013
No, all Ole Miss alums aren't this dumb. RT @wallace17_dakid: All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH
— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) April 29, 2013
luckily, you don't have to RT @wallace17_dakid: I'm not bashing anybody don't have anything against anyone I just don't understand it
— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) April 29, 2013
Not long after deleting the tweets, Wallace tweeted again, claiming he never "said anything was right or wrong" and sort-of apologized.
Never said anything was right or wrong I just said I don't understand!! Deeply sorry for anyone that I offended
— Mike Wallace (@Wallace17_daKid) April 29, 2013
While Wallace's remarks were in the minority on Monday, they do reveal some of the attitudes facing closeted athletes considering coming out.
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