Jan 3, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) runs on the field before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Mississippi State’s Rufus Warren tweets he 'looks down on gay football players

Former Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam made headlines when he told the world he was a gay football player.

Reactions poured in from Missouri to the NFL to Michelle Obama offering their support for the SEC co-defensive player of the year and future NFL player, but not all the reaction was as positive as Mississippi State Bulldogs tight end Rufus Warren tweeted he “looked down on gay players.”

The tweets were later deleted and Warren protected his account, but he did offer an apology for what was said.

Warren can apologize for the words he typed, but is he sorry for having those beliefs? He’s not the only one to share homophobic beliefs as the Internet was littered with anti-gay tweets, messages and posts following Sam’s landmark statement.

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