Our NFL gay prognosticator, Cyd Zeigler called in not to pick NFL games against the spread, but to talk about the most recent athlete to stick their foot in their mouth on Twitter: The Browns own Tank Carder’s homophobic slur and then subsequent apology. Cyd talked about why this story is a big deal and how these slurs and attitudes affect gay people, especially young people. Cyd talked about Tank’s anti-gay philosophy and initial reaction of refusing to apologize until the Browns got to him. Cyd talked about how this resonates in Cleveland and other small markets across the country. Cyd said Carder should be suspended one game for his actions and donate his game check to an organization dedicated to fighting homophobia.
ORCHARD PARK, NY - MAY 11: Tank Carder #45 of the Buffalo Bills adjusts his chin strap during Buffalo Bills Rookie Camp on May 11, 2012 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images