The Human Rights Campaign has blasted the New York Giants’ hire of former NFL wide receiver David Tyree for his previous comments that expressed anti-gay views.
Tyree, who has taken a public stance against gay rights, was hired as the team’s director of player development.
[Tyree] said in 2011 that he would trade in his famous Super Bowl helmet catch if it would stop homosexuals from being married.
That same year, Tyree also put out a series of tweets saying, “there is no scientific evidence to support the claim of being born gay” and that he has met “former homosexuals.”
According to the statement from the Human Rights Campaign, Tyree’s claim “has been debunked and condemned by every major medical and mental health organization in the country, including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, and many others.”
In a statement Tuesday, the Giants said that Tyree “was expressing his personal view, and that is not the view of the Giants organization.” Tyree declined to comment on the Human Rights Campaign’s charges.
Tyree will replace fellow former Giant Charles Way, who took a job with the NFL a couple of weeks ago.
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