Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes sent out a controversial tweet Wednesday that read:
Im homophobic just like Im arachnophobic. I have nothing against homosexuals or spiders, but Id still scream if I found one in my bathtub !
After receiving several negative comments on Twitter, Spikes then tweeted, PEOPLE !!!! Its a joke seriously a JOKE !!! Chill out
Earlier in the week, in fact, in a postgame interview on Sunday, Pats wide receiver Wes Welker also had a controversial comment.
After his 13-catch day last week in a victory over the Broncos, Welker took a shot at Coach Bill Belichick, telling Comcast SportsNet that it was "kind of nice to stick it in Bill's face once in a while" when asked about his big day compared to his three-catch game in Week 1, which led to stories about him being phased out of the offense.
Like Spikes, Welker later said he was only joking about thecomment.
That leads to our UNO's Sports Tonight Question of the Day:
Should Brandon Spikes or Wes Welker be punished by the Patriots? If so, what should the punishment be?
Let us know in the comments section, and be sure to continue the discussion at 6:30 on Sports Tonight.
Haters gonna hate. Robert Kraft knows that, and he's not going to hold a grudge because of it. But he won't forget, either.
The New England Patriots owner appeared on the latest episode of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an interview with Andrea Kremer that aired Tuesday night, and he was as candid as any member of the organization has been throughout the Deflategate saga.
“I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft admitted in the interview, per WEEI. “I mean, I remember everything, but I move on. ... Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. The haters still hate. And I understand it, and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”
And while Kraft isn't holding grudges, he still recognizes the negative impact the controversy left on Tom Brady's pristine reputation.
“He’s just not the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL,” Kraft began. “He’s an amazing human being. And is genuine. And as nice as everybody thinks he is, he’s nicer. And to see anyone attack him as an individual or his integrity. And that just wasn’t fair.”
Will Martellus Bennett be back with the Patriots next season?
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it's "a real possibility" Bennett leaves given the asking price and potential offers.
Less than an hour later, the unrestricted free agent sent out a tweet responding to speculation about his future.
Bennett, who will 30 years old in March, had seven touchdowns in 19 games in his first season with the New England Patriots.