In the wake of a column written by Mike Freeman of CBS Sports on Monday that an NFL player is considering making his gay sexual orientation public in the next few months, former Packers offensive lineman Greg Koch showed on Tuesday that homophobia in the sphere of the NFL is still alive and well.
Koch played for the Packers from 1977 to 1985 and is a member of the organization’s Hall of Fame. He’s currently a sports talk radio host for 790 AM in Houston, Texas.
In what was perhaps an attempt to continue the dialogue from sports talk radio to social media, Koch took to Twitter and made a homophobic comment on Tuesday.
I’m sure in the not to distant future, gay players will sue the NFL for too little contact#bizarroworld
— Greg Koch(@gregkoch1) March 26, 2013
The easy excuse, of course, is to say that the comment was a joke, except few will probably find Koch’s statement humorous.
Koch’s comments are one of several to make its way into the world of football recently.
During the NFL Combine, a handful of NFL prospects were said to have been asked “Do you like girls?” or some variation of the question to which the NFL investigated the matter.
Before that, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver gained notoriety days before the Super Bowl for saying he wouldn’t accept a gay teammate during a radio interview.
Several NFL players have also taken a public stance against homophobia, including Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and former Packers and current Buccaneers tight end Tom Crabtree.
UPDATE: Tuesday evening, Koch apologized for his comment…
I apologize to anyone i offended with a tasteless joke….,iam anything but a homophobe.I am the last person that would judge anyone,
— Greg Koch(@gregkoch1) March 27, 2013
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