Asante Samuel, please stop flaunting your heterosexuality

Atlanta Falcons cornerback Asante Samuel expressed concern this week that Washington Wizard Jason Collins was “flaunting” his sexuality by coming out publicly as gay.

Asante was particularly concerned about the children, lest they hear a professional athlete flaunt his sexual orientation publicly.

Imagine our surprise, then, to find Asante Samuel flaunting his heterosexuality in the May/June 2013 edition of Simply Buckhead magazine, where he appears with his “wife” Jeniva.


Asante Samuel publicly flaunting his heterosexuality with his wife Jeniva in this month’s Simply Buckhead magazine. Larger version below. Source: Simply Buckhead

You know, I see Asante and his sexuality partner and I just can’t help thinking, why does everybody have to announce their sexuality or whatever? You know, what they prefer?

That’s just how I see it. That’s my opinion on things. All respect, you know – I have nothing but respect for the people whoever decisions they make and whatever. But you know, you don’t have to show it and flaunt it like that, Asante. You know what I’m saying?

We have kids out here too.

Who says you had to announce what you are, and that has to be talked about because you’re playing a sport? Talk about the sport, how good you do in the sport, Asante. What you did the last game, keep that like that. You don’t have to go into detail about other things.

Let’s keep it about the touchdowns, the baskets made, the shots, the assists, the goals made.


We have kids out here too, Asante.

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35 Responses to “Asante Samuel, please stop flaunting your heterosexuality”

  1. thinking that dreadlocks are dirty just because they’re dreadlocks is like thinking old white guys are racist just because they’re old white guys.

  2. FunMe says:

    Can you make sure Asante sees this. FAX it to him! ;-)

  3. LOL…really. Good point.

  4. Todd Graham says:

    I know you made your point in jest, but I’m somewhat in agreement with your rebuttal of Mr. Samuel’s remarks. I don’t want to see anyone’s partner, gay or straight, in the media unless they’re accomplishing stuff on their own. Personally, who the Knicks are dating is not of my concern. Of course, Carmelo Anthony did marry a noted TV personality, but she’d be on the TV anyway because of her job. Granted, this is separate and distinct from the issue of out people in the sports world (which I think is a good thing in the grand scheme of things), but still, I could have lived a long, happy life without peeping the chick Asante Samuel is cheating on.

  5. juandos says:

    I happen to be a perv, who wouldn’t think once about a troll like you, er, make that twice“…

    Yet here you are bragging about it…

    I don’t know if Panders are pervs, but I hear some Penguins are“…

    Ever consider proof reading your comment?

  6. juandos says:

    samizdat why do I get the feeling that you’re intimately involved with the ‘dick and your balls‘ many, many males?

    What do you use as a mailing address? A public restroom at a highway stop?

  7. samizdat says:

    Juandos, why do I get the feeling that your dick and your balls are as small as that battlefield weapon in your avatar is large?

  8. TravoHep says:

    So what? The bible sets rules for slavery, commands rape victims to marry their attackers, and forbids blended fabrics. When it comes to relevant moral guidance in the year 2013, the Bible isn’t exactly batting 1000.

  9. karmanot says:

    I happen to be a perv, who wouldn’t think once about a troll like you, er, make that twice. I don’t know if Panders are pervs, but I hear some Penguins are.

  10. karmanot says:

    “perv”—-Rip Van Bigot awakes.

  11. karmanot says:

    Dirty mind, dirty hair?

  12. juandos says:

    Really, people with some morals still use that word regardless of their age…

    Then again if the bath house is the central theme in your life mjaybe should rethink it through some more…

  13. juandos says:

    You mean because Asante finds the perv life morally repulsive he’s obsessing, eh?

    Do you pander to pervs too?

  14. coastie90 says:

    he is so full of himself. he really didn’t need to say anything, because it doesn’t affect him… don’t think anyone is looking for his approval… they made a big deal about him in philly, which is full of thugs like him, they have a dog killer for the qb…

    Collins is a bigger man than you will ever be… come on someone has dirt on this Asshole….

    they say he who speaks the loudest has the most to hide… he is on the down low….

    toe tapping in the men’s room….

    Cheap shots on players what message that does send to children, seen you do that ASSante…

    You are a dirty player….

  15. Jim Olson says:

    Because the Bible sanctions one, and not the others.

  16. Jonathan Leonard says:

    Actually most black folks with locs wash their hair regularly. So I don’t know why you think his hair is dirty.

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  18. nicho says:

    Perv? Really? People under the age of 80 still use that term?

  19. judybrowni says:

    Assante’s a different kind of perv, obsessing about other people’s sex lives.


  20. So, what’s the problem with flaunting a quite conversion?

    Doesn’t every fine, fine hetro do this all the time?

    BTW, when it comes to flaunting one sexual preference(s), it’s not like we have a ka-billion choices so it’s basically flaunt A, flaunt B, or flaunt A+B.

    Why one and not the others?

  21. kingstonbears says:

    I don’t even want to think the last that hair saw shampoo. Probably buys disposable pillow cases.

  22. juandos says:

    Gee! What a shame! Asante isn’t a perv in the mold of an Aravosis…

  23. fentwin says:

    Pasta Bolognese!? Stop stuffing your food preferences down our throats! Can you not just keep it to yourself?

  24. leathersmith says:

    and those teeth are scary……

  25. Freday63 says:

    Drinking? What kind of message does that send to children?

  26. Skeptical Cicada says:


  27. dula says:

    For Mr. Samuel:
    A Collection of Coretta Scott King Quotes regarding GLBT Rights
    Source: Reuters, March 31, 1998.
    Coretta Scott King, speaking four days before the 30th anniversary of her husband’s assassination, said Tuesday the civil rights leader’s memory demanded a strong stand for gay and lesbian rights.

    “I still hear people say that I should not be talking about the rights of lesbian and gay people and I should stick to the issue of racial justice,” she said. “But I hasten to remind them that Martin Luther King Jr. said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.'” “I appeal to everyone who believes in Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream to make room at the table of brother- and sisterhood for lesbian and gay people,” she said.

    Source: Chicago Defender, April 1, 1998, front page.
    Speaking before nearly 600 people at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel,
    Coretta Scott King, the wife of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Tuesday called on the civil rights community to join in the struggle against homophobia and anti-gay bias. “Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood,” King stated. “This sets the stage for further repression and violence that spread all too easily to victimize the next minority group.”

    Source: Chicago Sun Times, April 1, 1998, p.18.
    “We are all tied together in a single garment of destiny . . . I can never be what I ought to be until you are allowed to be what you ought to be,” she said, quoting her husband. “I’ve always felt that homophobic attitudes and policies were unjust and unworthy of a free society and must be opposed by all Americans who believe in democracy,” King told 600 people at the Palmer House Hilton, days before the 30th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 1968. She said the civil rights movement “thrives on unity and inclusion, not division and exclusion.” Her husband’s struggle parallels that of the gay rights movement, she said.

    Source: Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1998, sec.2, p.4.
    “For many years now, I have been an outspoken supporter of civil and human rights for gay and lesbian people,” King said at the 25th Anniversary Luncheon for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund…. “Gays and lesbians stood up for civil rights in Montgomery, Selma, in Albany, Ga. and St. Augustine, Fla., and many other campaigns of the Civil Rights Movement,” she said. “Many of these courageous men and women were fighting for my freedom at a time when they could find few voices for their own, and I salute their contributions.” – Chicago Tribune, April 1, 1998, sec.2, p.4.

    Source: Coretta Scott King, remarks, Opening Plenary Session, 13th annual Creating Change conference of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Atlanta, Georgia, November 9, 2000.
    “We have a lot more work to do in our common struggle against bigotry and discrimination. I say ‘common struggle’ because I believe very strongly that all forms of bigotry and discrimination are equally wrong and should be opposed by right-thinking Americans everywhere. Freedom from discrimination based on sexual orientation is surely a fundamental human right in any great democracy, as much as freedom from racial, religious, gender, or ethnic discrimination.”

    Source: Reuters, June 8, 2001.
    “We have to launch a national campaign against homophobia in the black community,” said Coretta Scott King, widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the slain civil rights leader.

  28. Scott says:

    And, to cap it off, he cost the Patriots the Super Bowl and an undefeated season. Dumb ass.

  29. He is offending all vegetarians out there with his Bolognese sauce. I wish he wouldn’t flaunt his carnivorousness so blatantly.

  30. karmanot says:

    Is he a bud of Marcus Bachmann? Looks like Jeniva does his hair.

  31. will says:


  32. Can’t be – Asante goes to that restaurant for ‘quiet conversation.” That’s why he brings photographers with.

  33. KISSman says:

    That’s gotta be the fakest smile ever.

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