While most of the reaction to former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam coming out has been positive, you just knew that someone, somewhere, was going to take the opposite stance. Well, South Florida commit Vincent Jackson Jr., who almost chose to play at Mizzou, tweeted out something a bit controversial last night. He implied that he can’t play on a team that has gay players.
Jackson later apologized for the comment, but of course, enough people screengrabbed it.
My comment came out wrong and disrespectful. Micheal Sam is a great player and I wish nothing but the best. God bless
— Vincent Jackson Jr. (@VMJacksonJr) February 10, 2014
According to the New York Times, Sam had the full support of his coaches and teammates this past year at Mizzou. Perhaps it’s a good thing that Jackson chose another program.