The Calgary Stampeders say they are ``outraged by the offensive comments'' posted on wide receiver Maurice Price's Twitter account that appeared to disparage the sexual orientation of NFL
draft pick Michael Sam.
``The comments are repugnant and in no way reflect the organization's views or values,'' the CFL club said in a statement late Monday. ``The matter will now be dealt with internally.''
A tweet removed from (at)MauricePrice17 within an hour of its initial posting said ``My faith won't allow me to ACCEPT what took place over the weekend. Sorry. NOT sorry! AdamandEveNotAdamandAdam.''
``And it's highly disturbing that under the current constitution individuals have been fined for verbalizing their thoughts,'' another tweet read.
Sam became the first openly gay football player selected in the NFL draft Saturday when the St. Louis Rams drafted him in the seventh round. ESPN and the NFL Network both included video of Sam kissing his male partner in celebration during their coverage of the draft.
A later tweet from Price's account, which was also removed, said ``Of course my words get misconstrued. I wish Sam nothing but the best and hope he has a fantastic career. It's nothing personal