VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Holyfield reprimanded for comments

LONDON (AP) - Former world heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield has been reprimanded by the bosses of a British reality TV show for saying being gay ''ain't normal.''

Advertisement
Holyfield compared being homosexual to being born with a deformed leg, saying ''you go to a doctor and get it fixed back right.'' He also said it was ''a choice'' to be gay.

The 50-year-old American made the comments during a conversation with a fellow contestant on Celebrity Big Brother in an episode that was aired Sunday in Britain.

Program officials told Holyfield these ''aren't the views that are held by a large section of society, and expressing these views will be extremely offensive to many people.''

Holyfield was warned to ''consider very carefully the effects expressing such views may have.''

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
Lomachenko stops Rigondeaux at MSG
Truax captures IBF super middle belt
Olympic medalists Stevenson, Conlan win
Boxing tries to appeal to masses again
Arkansas begins blood tests for HIV
The 2018 Boxing HOF class set
Vitali Klitschko win election to HOF
Haye-Bellew rematch set for May 5
Holloway wins by TKO over Aldo
MORE HEADLINES
 
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership