Von Wafer, a career journeyman in the NBA who played with the Boston Celtics last year and currently plays in Italy, says he's not gay and blames a hacker on Twitter for sending out a tweet that says he was. Wafer wrote this on Twitter after his agent said his account was hacked:
i cant believe u did that forreal bro come on man i am not gay and i dont have anything against gay people. ... very very very very sick joke that i dont find 1 bit funny once again im sorry
Here is the tweet that caused Wafer the trouble:
Wafer has played in five NBA seasons and is not a household name, yet had he really been gay this would have been a huge sports story. It shows the power this issue exerts in sports.