After countless reports on comedians receiving backlash for gay jokes, Aries Spears feels that he may be next in line. During his recent visit to ESPN’s Sports Nation show, Aries Spears talked sports and when it came to football player Michael Sam, of course he had some jokes ready. According to Spears his humor may have crossed the line with the folks over at ESPN.
Aries Spears says he doesn’t expect to return to ESPN after cracking a gay joke about Michael Sam live on “SportsNation.”The comedian was sitting on a panel with Michelle Beadle and Marcellus Wiley when he brought up Sam — the first openly gay football player in the NFL. “I went out and got my first Michael Sam jersey,” Spears said … “It’s got 15 S’s on the back.” Beadle shot him a cold stare. Wiley told him, “You ain’t right.” After the show, Spears tweeted, “Just left sports nation on Espn! Great crew I probably won’t be bk though! Didn’t know it was Disney operated! LOL.”