The war of words between Joey Porter and, oh, everybody went from moderately amusing barbs to junior high homosexual jokes, which is typical in the hypersensitive, homophobic world of professional football players. When Porter questioned the NFL allowing Jaguars receiver Matt Jones to still play after he was allegedly caught with cocaine last August, it was definitely off-base, but at least brought up a legitimate question about the inconsistency in the way the league hands out its punishments. Yesterday, Jones responded and obviously didn't have too much time to think of a real snappy comeback. Instead, he went for this:
“I don’t even know why he’s even thinking about me,” Jones said. “I mean, maybe he likes other men and sits up and thinks about stuff, so I don’t know.”
But Jones isn't the only one who stooped to manhood insults. Porter went down the same dirt road after Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall unveiled his whole Peezy with the popcorn muscles-routine:
You might wanna watch him,” Porter said. “Making comments about another man[’s] muscles. That’s not really what you wanna be doin’ in the locker room.”
Yes. All homos. Yesterday, one reader emailed us his own piece of trash-talk gossip, accusing Porter of being a hypocrite when it comes to drugs:
[Sic'd]I found Joey Porter's comments about Matt Jones amusing because Peezy loves him some weezy. In the summer of 2005 I was a sophomore at St. Vincent College, the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp. A female friend of mine told us about a time that she smoked a blunt with Porter before they had sex in his Escalade in a parking lot of an old folks home. I believe her story because she is a friend and a reliable, albeit slutty source. (She's not really that hot though, so I guess Peezy doesn't mind the brown bag special.) Obviously, getting high and pounding some college poon is not the same as getting caught in the act with blow. I also agree with your point that Jones would probably be handled a little more harshly if he was African-American, but I'm not sure that Joey Porter should be the guy pointing out discrepancies in the system.