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Ex-Giant Derrick Ward calls Michael Sam kiss 'disgusting'

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The former Giants running back is in hot water after speaking out on Michael Sam's post-draft kiss with his boyfriend.

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Former New York Giants running back Derrick Ward is generating headlines Monday after a series of negative tweets regarding St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL. Sam was selected in the seventh round of the draft on Saturday, and he has been a national story since publicly coming out as gay in February. After being drafted, ESPN cameras showed him celebrating with friends and family, and then embracing his boyfriend.

Ward, a Giant from 2004-08, retired in 2012 after a year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and two with the Houston Texans.

Those tweets were sent on Sunday and are still live on Ward's account. After retweeting a series of both positive and negative tweets (several are NSFW) he received in response, Ward had a few more tweets on the subject on Sunday and Monday.