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March 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
HOUSTON DYNAMO midfielder Colin Clark was suspended for three games by Major League Soccer on Wednesday and fined for directing a gay slur toward a ball boy during Houston's 2-0 loss at Seattle last week. MLS commissioner Don Garber also directed Clark to attend diversity and sensitivity training. "Major League Soccer will not tolerate this type of behavior from its players or staff at any time, under any circumstances," Garber said. "I believe that he will learn from this incident.
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July 9, 2011 | Daily News Staff Report
Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson used a gay slur during an interview on satellite radio on Thursday, according to a report in the New York Daily News . Jackson was asked by a caller on Sirius XM's "All Out Show" whether he ever had his "[penis] knocked around in the dirt. " Jackson responded with the gay slur. The show airs on Eminem's hip-hop channel on Sirius XM. Jackson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, and Sirius did not immediately return a request for comment.  
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June 4, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
PACERS CENTER Roy Hibbert apologized yesterday for using profanity and a gay slur after Saturday's Eastern Conference finals win over the Heat. After the game, which forced tonight's Game 7 in Miami, Hibbert was asked why he finished 10th in Defensive Player of the Year Voting. "I mean, you know what? Cuz y'all [incestuous expletives] don't watch us play throughout the year, to tell you the truth," Hibbert said. "Alright? So that's fine, you know. I'm going to be real with you, and I don't care if I get fined.
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September 18, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
MAJOR LEAGUE Baseball is checking reports that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish. Pictures posted online show Escobar with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur did not appear to be directed at any person in particular. The Cuban-born shortstop's eye black read, "Tu ere . . . " followed by a seven-letter Spanish word that's a derogatory term for a homosexual.
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July 8, 2011
Deadspin.com reported Friday that Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson made a gay slur during a radio show appearance on June 30, and it supplied audio it said was sent to the site by someone else. The website reported that Jackson was a guest on Sirius XM radio's "All Out Show" with Rude Jude and Lord Sear when he responded to an obscene and confusing question from a caller by using foul language and gay slurs. Later Friday, Deadspin issued an update in which Rude Jude said that Jackson was simply bantering with the caller.
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July 10, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
A day after defending himself on Twitter, DeSean Jackson went back to the social-networking website to apologize for a gay slur he made on a radio station late last month. This time, however, the Eagles wide receiver avoided claims that others were "trying to knock me off" and offered a more polished mea culpa. "I am sorry for using words that I know to be hurtful and unacceptable in a recent radio interview," Jackson tweeted Saturday. "I have made a mistake and would like to make it clear that words I used meant no disrespect to the Gay and Lesbian community.
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April 14, 2011 | Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - The NBA fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 yesterday for using a derogatory gay term in frustration over a referee's call. NBA Commissioner David Stern issued a swift disciplinary ruling after the Lakers' five-time NBA champion guard cursed and used the homophobic slur Tuesday when referee Bennie Adams called a technical foul on him in the third quarter of a victory over the San Antonio Spurs. "Kobe Bryant's comment during [Tuesaday] night's game was offensive and inexcusable," Stern said.
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September 19, 2012
Major League Baseball is checking reports that Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish. Photos posted online show Escobar with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur did not appear to be directed at anyone in particular. MLB spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed Monday that the commissioner's office is looking into the reports.
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September 28, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wayne Simmonds, the new Flyers winger mired in controversy in his last two preseason games, denied Sean Avery's claim that he shouted a homophobic slur at the New York Rangers forward in Monday's preseason game at the Wells Fargo Center. Simmonds, 23, was told to explain himself Tuesday in a phone conversation with Colin Campbell, the NHL's vice president of hockey operations. "He asked me if I called him a gay slur, and I said: 'No.' I said a lot of other things, but that wasn't one of them," Simmonds said.
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September 26, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan and Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writers
While the three suspects in the assault of a gay couple in Center City were awaiting arraignment Wednesday, an affidavit revealing new details about the incident emerged, as did social-media postings by one of the accused that contain antigay sentiments. According to an affidavit of probable cause reviewed by The Inquirer, the victims identified all three suspects - Philip Williams, 24, of Warminster; Kevin Harrigan, 26, of Warrington; and Kathryn Knott, 24, of Southampton - as their assailants.
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July 9, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
RECENTLY ACQUIRED Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin said an anti-gay comment that showed up on his Twitter account came from "hackers. " The Stars said in a statement yesterday that they had "addressed the issue directly" with Seguin. The tweet showed up on his account Saturday and was quickly removed. Seguin posted an apology on Twitter and said he was temporarily shutting down his account because of "repeated attempts by 'hackers' to try to damage my reputation. " Seguin, 21, was traded to Dallas by Boston last week, just days after Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli criticized the No. 2 pick in the 2010 draft as needing to be a "better pro. " Dallas made the seven-player deal because it needs centers, and Seguin figures to be on the Stars' first line.
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June 4, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
PACERS CENTER Roy Hibbert apologized yesterday for using profanity and a gay slur after Saturday's Eastern Conference finals win over the Heat. After the game, which forced tonight's Game 7 in Miami, Hibbert was asked why he finished 10th in Defensive Player of the Year Voting. "I mean, you know what? Cuz y'all [incestuous expletives] don't watch us play throughout the year, to tell you the truth," Hibbert said. "Alright? So that's fine, you know. I'm going to be real with you, and I don't care if I get fined.
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September 19, 2012
Major League Baseball is checking reports that Toronto shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish. Photos posted online show Escobar with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur did not appear to be directed at anyone in particular. MLB spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed Monday that the commissioner's office is looking into the reports.
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September 18, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
MAJOR LEAGUE Baseball is checking reports that Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game against Boston wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish. Pictures posted online show Escobar with the message written in his eye-black, a sticker players wear under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun. The slur did not appear to be directed at any person in particular. The Cuban-born shortstop's eye black read, "Tu ere . . . " followed by a seven-letter Spanish word that's a derogatory term for a homosexual.
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June 27, 2012
David Morway resigned as general manager of the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday amid reports that Larry Bird will be gone, too. The Indianapolis Star reported that Bird is expected to leave the Pacers. The team and owner Herb Simon declined comment. The 55-year-old Bird was Pacers coach from 1997 to 2000, returning to the front office in 2003. He became GM in 2008 and was this season's NBA's executive of the year. Stoudemire fined for slur Amar'e Stoudemire has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after the New York Knicks star tweeted a gay slur.
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March 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
HOUSTON DYNAMO midfielder Colin Clark was suspended for three games by Major League Soccer on Wednesday and fined for directing a gay slur toward a ball boy during Houston's 2-0 loss at Seattle last week. MLS commissioner Don Garber also directed Clark to attend diversity and sensitivity training. "Major League Soccer will not tolerate this type of behavior from its players or staff at any time, under any circumstances," Garber said. "I believe that he will learn from this incident.
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March 26, 2012
OK, DON GARBER, the soccer world is waiting to see what you will do. The evidence against Houston Dynamo midfielder Colin Clark could not be any clearer. It was caught on-camera during a nationally televised game on NBC Sports Network and is now all over YouTube. On Friday during a match, Clark called a ball boy for Seattle Sounders FC a gay slur that begins with "f. " Why Clark would say that to a kid, working the sideline probably as a volunteer, only he knows. The incident that led up to it was innocuous.
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September 28, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
The NHL said yesterday it doesn't know for certain if Wayne Simmonds directed a homophobic slur at the Rangers' Sean Avery in Monday's preseason game, so for now no punishment will be given to the Flyers' forward. Colin Campbell, the league's senior executive vice president of hockey operations and former disciplinarian, said last night that because of "conflicting accounts of what transpired on the ice, we have been unable to substantiate with the necessary degree of certainty what was said and by whom.
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September 28, 2011 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Wayne Simmonds, the new Flyers winger mired in controversy in his last two preseason games, denied Sean Avery's claim that he shouted a homophobic slur at the New York Rangers forward in Monday's preseason game at the Wells Fargo Center. Simmonds, 23, was told to explain himself Tuesday in a phone conversation with Colin Campbell, the NHL's vice president of hockey operations. "He asked me if I called him a gay slur, and I said: 'No.' I said a lot of other things, but that wasn't one of them," Simmonds said.
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