Fox Fires Sports Broadcaster for Antigay Remarks

The Advocate
September 9, 2013

Fox Sports Southwest has cut broadcaster Craig James from its fall lineup of football commentators because of past antigay remarks.

James, a former NFL running back and ESPN broadcaster, made the controversial comments during a 2012 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Texas, when he criticized Tom Leppert, his opponent for the GOP nomination, for marching in a gay Pride parade.

During a primary debate in Dallas, where Leppert was mayor, Jamesargued that same-sex attraction is a choice, rather than inborn or genetic, and claimed he would never march in a Pride parade.