Blue Jay Suspended for Gay Slur

    Toronto Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar, right, appears alongside manager John Farrell, left, and coach Luis Rivera, center, at a news conference before a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012. Escobar was suspended for three games Tuesday by the Blue Jays for wearing eye-black displaying a homophobic slur written in Spanish during last Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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    There’s not much funny or inspirational about this one. Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has been suspended by the MLB for three games for writing a homophobic slur on his eye-black sticker worn to reduce sun glare. Escobar, who usually writes messages to the effect of “Let’s go,” said he doesn’t have anything against homosexuals and that the controversial word has no meaning. Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, who has something to say about everything, defended Escobar. “In my house, we call (each other) that word every 20 seconds. I've got three kids,” he said. “It's like 'What’s up, bro?’”

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