A negative one-word tweet from Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones about the drafting of Michael Sam by the St. Louis Rams drew a quick response from the NFL team.
After the Rams selected Sam in the seventh round and cameras showed him kissing his boyfriend Saturday, Jones tweeted, "Horrible." The tweet was taken down a short time later.
Sam is the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft.
The Dolphins already have plenty of public relations woes and were at the center of the bullying scandal last season that embarrassed the league and drew nationwide scrutiny of locker room culture in the NFL.
After the draft, Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey said he was made aware of their defensive back's tweet.
"I was disappointed in those comments," Hickey said. "That's not what we stand for as an organization. The draft weekend is the culmination for so many players of their lifetime achievement of their dream to achieve their goal. For Michael Sam, for all the other players, it's such a great celebration as they begin their future.
"We're going to sit down with Don Jones and address (the tweet) appropriately."