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Fox Sports Fires Craig James Over Homophobic Comments About Gays Being Sinners

Via HuffingtonPost

College football analyst Craig James was fired after a brief stint with FOX Sports Southwest over anti-gay comments he made while running for political office in Texas, according to of the Dallas Morning News. James joined Fox Sports Southwest in late August but was fired after just one appearance.

A former college football standout at SMU and with the New England Patriots during the 1980s who went on to become a polarizing analyst for ESPN, James left broadcasting to enter the race for a vacant senate seat in Texas in 2011. During a debate in February 2012, James said that gay people would “answer to the Lord for their actions” and claimed that being gay was “a choice,” according to USA Today. He also chastised opponent Tom Leppert for attending a gay pride parade.

“We just asked ourselves how Craig’s statements would play in our human resources department,” an unnamed Fox spokesman told Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News after it was reported that James had been fired. “He couldn’t say those things here.”

James made one appearance on FSSN during the first weekend of the college football season and then was sacked. Citing unnamed sources, Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reported that James’ hiring “had not been fully vetted at the highest levels of Fox Sports management.”

“Craig James will not be making any further appearances on Fox Sports Southwest’s football coverage this season,” a Fox Sports spokesperson told Deitsch.

People just don’t get it, you can say what you want about black, but gays…


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