His negative tweets took Twitter by storm after Sam shared a passionate kiss with his boyfriend after becoming the first openly gay man drafted into the NFL. The Dolphins quickly suspended the defensive back to avoid their previous concerns with bullying on the team.
Although the Dolphins organization has a history with bullying, it seems as though they did not consider Jones’ situation to be severe.
In addition to being excused from all team activities and receiving a fine of an undisclosed amount, Jones had to complete an eight day sensitivity training before returning to the Fins. However, Dolphins head coach, Joe Philbin, along with other team officials, have pledged to create a more positive working environment through their “educational training.”
For the sake of the reputation of the organization, let’s hope they accomplish their goal.