Shocking Remarks From Rookie TE

"... If I knew there was a gay guy on my college football team, I probably wouldn't, you know, stand for it. " — Jeremy Shockey, when asked if he had gay teammates at Miami

Someone should have prepped the rookie TE Jeremy Shockey for his September 10th interview on the Howard Stern show.

Stern, the always controversial "shock jock" is an expert at exploiting his guests, frequently asking off-color questions, and basking in the glory of their sometimes politically incorrect off-the-cuff remarks.

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Stern asked Shockey if he thought there were any gay players in the NFL, to which he replied "I don't know, I don't like to think about that. I hope not.''

Stern then asked Shockey if he had any gay teammates at the University of Miami. Stern was waiting to score a media frenzy, and with Shockey's answer got the touchdown he was looking for... "No. I mean, if I knew there was a gay guy on my college football team, I probably wouldn't, you know, stand for it. You know, I think, you know, they're going to be in the shower with us and stuff, so I don't think that's gonna work."

The New York Giants, especially the team's vice president of communications Pat Hanlon was not amused.

Yesterday, Shockey apologized for his comments, saying he was trying to be funny. His intention was certainly not to offend anyone.

Shockey told the Daily News "...I do regret saying it. I didn't think anyone was going to make a big deal out of it." Live and learn, rookie.

Shockey added "...I'm not prejudiced against anybody's beliefs or what they do in their off time. I do regret saying something like that. Whatever I did to offend people, I apologize."


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