It wasn’t enough that Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe wrote him an obscenity-laden, chastising open letter back in September. Del. Emmett C. Burns is facing heat again for the letter he wrote to Ravens owner Steve Biscotti asking that Biscotti discourage Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo from being so vocal in his support for marriage equality. This time it’s from the General Assembly’s ethics committee, and though Burns hasn’t not revealed the exact contents of the letter, we know it’s over Burns’s use of legislative stationery in his plea to silence Ayanbadejo.
For his part, Burns says that the admonishment is not justified, and that he is “not ashamed.” Apparently, he has learned precious little from the public discussion surrounding his letter, wasting a few moments Tuesday to express his confusion that an NFL player could be supportive of gay rights when football is “the most masculine sport out there.” I guess Burns considers large groups of men piling on top of each other a “masculine” activity so long as everyone’s wearing a football uniform?