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Just because his team has been a disaster this year doesn't mean that Steelers linebacker/insano Joey Porter can't still stir some shit up. Yesterday, Porter apologized for calling Kellen Winslow a "fag."

"You know, that was probably a poor choice of words. So if I offended anybody, I apologize for that...I don't know ... I guess because how we used that word freely, me growing up using that word, I didn't think anything of it. Like I said, I apologize to anyone I may have offended. I didn't mean to offend anybody but Kellen Winslow. That's pretty much that. I don't want to put any more into it...Whatever I say is going to be on an extra level anyway. But like I said, I didn't think it was that big of a deal when I said it anyway. So it's over with it."

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We love that Porter says he only meant to offend Winslow by calling him a "fag;" as Michael Scott put it, "You don't call retarded people retards. It's bad taste. You call your friends retards when they are acting retarded. And I consider Oscar a friend." We also enjoyed the ESPN story about this, which contained the following quote: "The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the slur Porter used is a derogatory term sometimes uttered to describe homosexual men." Nance? Pegboy? Which was it? (There are tons here.) We think it's possible that Joey is just a little, oh, confused.

Joey Porter Issues "Apology" [Towleroad]
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Aaron's Dictionary Of Gay Terms [Aaron's Gay Info]

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