More than words

The language of sports is decidedly behind the times

Originally Published: June 14, 2013
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

BEFORE BEING SENT home for the summer by the Heat, Roy Hibbert (above) used the words "no homo" in a weird postgame rant and was fined $75,000 by the NBA. Days before that, Adrian Peterson offered his opinion on gay marriage, stating elegantly, "I'm not with that." After some backlash, the Vikings running back underwent a predictable reprogramming and offered that a gay teammate wouldn't bother him "that much."

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