RoySJ Note: Winslow was fined by the NFL on Friday for the late hit that sparked Porter’s nasty remark.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jerry Porter was fine 10Gs for calling Kellen Winslow a fag. Winslow is the Cleveland Browns’ tight end. Porter used the term twice during the post-game interviews that followed the Steelers’ 27-7 whipping of the Browns on Dec. 7. The fine was meted on Thursday.
Porter offered an apology ealier in the week to “anybody I offended.” Anybody but Winslow, he specifically noted. “I really didn’t mean to offend nobody but Kellen Winslow,” Porter said. “Pretty much, that’s it about that.”
Seems Porter and his Steeler teammates were pissed at some of young Winslow’s late-game hits.
Porter was rightfully fined for using the ugly term, but he should be smacked for using the kind of excuse used by those knuckleheads who say some uses of the word nigger can actually be complementary and endearing. “I guess how we use that word freely, me growing up using it, I didn’t think nothing of it like that,” Porter said.
Yikes. Sensitivity training, Joey?
Apparently calling someone a fag is less aggregious than threatening a game official, which Porter allegedly did during a loss in Oakland on Oct. 29. For that trangression, Porter was fined 15Gs.
I wonder how much he’d get fined for calling an official a fag.
Scoundrels: Porter and Winslow.