Detroit Free Press sportswriter Marlowe Alter might have to find a new job.
Earlier this week Marlowe tried to expose Lions head coaching candidate Dan Campbell over some old comments that were regarded as “anti-gay” during a 1998 Texas A&M pep rally where he said he was proud to attend a school where “men like women and women like men”.
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But while he was a tight end at Texas A&M in the late 1990s, Campbell caused a major controversy.
Speaking at a pep rally called the “Aggie Bonfire” before a game against rival Texas in 1998, Campbell, a senior at the time, made an anti-gay remark in front of about 40,000 students, staff members and alumni, causing outrage from some students and professors, according to a media report at the time.
After expressing hatred for the Longhorns, Campbell said he was proud to attend a university where “men like women and women like men.”
It is worth noting that Campbell apologized for the remarks at the time.
A local newspaper published an apology from Campbell in the days after the event: “I offended some people, and I’m sorry for that. It was heat of the moment. It’s not necessarily that I directed it at anyone.”
After the report was published, Internet detectives quickly found out that Marlowe had some problematic tweets of his own.
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Marlowe apologized for the tweets after the newspaper announced they were investigating the matter.
I apologize for the unacceptable tweets from my past. There is no excuse for the language I used and I'm embarrassed. I do not condone that language. I’m sorry to anyone I have offended and deeply regret my actions.
— Marlowe Alter (@MarloweAlter) January 16, 2021
We are aware of and investigating reports of inappropriate tweets by a member of our staff.
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