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ESPN's Chris Broussard, Bomani Jones Spat On Twitter Over Chastity

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson raised some eyebrows yesterday when he revealed he and his girlfriend, R&B singer Ciara, are abstaining from sexual intercourse until marriage

On today's episode of ESPN's "Highly Questionable", the subject of Wilson's sex life (or lack thereof) was broached, and co-host Bomani Jones mocked his chastity. The taped segment had barely gone off the air when ESPN NBA reporter Chris Broussard, a devout Christian, took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Jones' take. 

">@bomani_jones on @HQonESPN regarding Russell/Ciara u implied people trying 2 do it Jesus' way by waiting till marriage r stupid.

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

">@bomani_jones u owe all Bible-believing Christians trying to live as Russell/Ciara are an apology

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

Anyone who knows Jones' personality and penchant for vocally defending his opinions on Twitter knew he'd have a volley for Broussard's serve. Sure enough, he did.

">July 7, 2015

">@Chris_Broussard: (2 of 3)

i believe the underlying premise is flawed and about controlling women as much as anything else. so yes. https://t.co/DUyjVgmoAm

— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) July 7, 2015

">@bomani_jones u owe all Bible-believing Christians trying to live as Russell/Ciara are an apology

— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones)

not today RT @Chris_Broussard: (2 of 3) @bomani_jones u owe all Bible-believing Christians trying to live as Russell/Ciara are an apology

— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) July 7, 2015

">July 7, 2015

Game on. Let's ignore the fact Broussard seems to struggle with properly numbering sequential tweets and dive headfirst into this brewing Twitter spat.

">@bomani_jones it's got nothing to do with "controlling women." It ain't like Russell's asking Ciara to do something that he's not doing too

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

">@bomani_jones if u criticized the sex attitudes of any other group you'd b criticized intensely. Why do u feel free to criticize Christians?

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

">@bomani_jones #Intolerance#doublestandard

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

">@Chris_Broussard fwiw, that thought process isn't exclusive to christians. it really isn't so personal.

— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones)

@Chris_Broussard fwiw, that thought process isn't exclusive to christians. it really isn't so personal.

— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) July 7, 2015

">July 7, 2015

">July 7, 2015

">@Chris_Broussard: #Intolerance#doublestandard

— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones)

incorrect. said it was silly. didn't say it was wrong, necessarily. RT @Chris_Broussard: #Intolerance#doublestandard

— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) July 7, 2015

">July 7, 2015

At this point, Jones responded to a few people in his mentions taking the opposite side of his argument. He also dropped a couple of more statements on his personal feelings on abstinence, before resuming things with Broussard.

">@bomani_jones you implied that the people were stupid not that the idea was counterproductive, etc.

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

">@Chris_Broussard counterproductive ideas are typically stupid.

— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones)

@Chris_Broussard counterproductive ideas are typically stupid.

— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) July 7, 2015

">July 7, 2015

">@bomani_jones I saw u say "stupid" not silly..."neither of them look stupid." So is Tim Tebow stupid bc u don't agree with him?

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

">@Chris_Broussard on this one, yes. i think this is stupid. i think the rules at byu are stupid. we can do this all night.

— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones)

@Chris_Broussard on this one, yes. i think this is stupid. i think the rules at byu are stupid. we can do this all night.

— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) July 7, 2015

">July 7, 2015

">@bomani_jones it's one thing to say you disagree or even think someone/thing is wrong, but you said "stupid," which is where u were wrong

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

">@bomani_jones how is waiting counterproductive? I guess u think promiscuity that leads to disease, Fatherlessness, etc. is productive.

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

As you can see, this got really good and went on for a while. Jones had one final tweet on the matter, and he addressed it to one of his followers.

">July 7, 2015

Broussard was clearly tagged in it, and he used that mention to fire off a couple of more salvos on the topic.

">@bomani_jones it's not about a problem w/premarital sex; it's about trying to follow our Lord. He's our Lord so we try 2 follow his rules

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

">@bomani_jones if Jesus ain't your Lord, that's perfectly fine. But don't call those who try 2 follow him stupid.

— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 7, 2015

Whew. Did you get all of that? ESPN's higher-ups can not be happy with this exchange. There's definitely some people in Bristol making panicked phone calls right now.