Bruce, Turner fined for inappropriate Twitter comments
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) - The Canadian Football League announced on Tuesday undisclosed fines to two players for inappropriate comments on social media.
Montreal slotback Arland Bruce III and Winnipeg defensive end Bryant Turner were both docked after tweeting comments regarding openly gay athletes.
"The comments made by these players are extremely disappointing and do not represent the CFL's views or the views of the vast majority of our players," said CFL commissioner Mark Cohon. "The CFL is supportive of openly gay athletes in professional sports and we commend the courage shown by Michael Sam. During the off-season, we have been working with an organization that specializes in this subject and look forward to announcing a formal partnership with them in the near future."
Sam, of course, is the former Missouri defensive end who is set to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. He has drawn praise and support from a wide swath of the football world since then.
02/11 15:10:30 ET