The social media aftermath of Michael Sam being drafted

Here we are on Monday, two days after openly gay defensive end Michael Sam was drafted in the seventh round of the NFL draft by the St. Louis Rams. Some players jumped on Twitter to vent, which led to my post on Sunday about how many still have no clue about the power of social media.

Then former Ole Miss basketball player Marshall Henderson struck this morning. Henderson is very outspoken and his diatribe about Sam held true to his persona. After Sam was drafted, he kissed his boyfriend and it was shown on ESPN’s draft coverage. That scene has been the lightning rod for much of the criticism coming since Saturday, including Henderson’s. But Henderson took things to another level… then tried to backtrack and explain himself. Based on his twitter mentions, not many people are buying it.

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