January 3, 2016 |
A28-YEAR-OLD gay man who was walking his dog with friends yesterday in Center City said he was attacked by a group of drunken Mummers, who punched him in the face and called him a "f----t. " John Holtz of Philadelphia said he and two of his friends were on Rodman Street near Broad Street about 2 p.m., taking his parents' dog for a walk. He said the group noticed four or five men in full Mummers gear who were wearing patriotic colors and face paint. Holtz said that some of the Mummers were urinating in the alley and that all of them were "very intoxicated.
September 26, 2014 |
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.
July 9, 2013 |
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.
June 4, 2013 |
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.
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.
September 18, 2012 |
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.
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.
March 29, 2012 |
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.
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.
September 28, 2011 |
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.