This story has already been everywhere this morning, and I'll be damned if I'm going to miss a ride on the Brady Quinn gay train. Er, gay-joke train. Maybe that's not the best metaphor. (…or is it? -Ed.)
Quinn was part of a group of men shouting insults at gay passers-by outside a Columbus bar early on New Year's Day, according to a 9-1-1 call made to police. The call at 2:35 a.m. came from Seth Harris, who reported that he encountered the group in front of La Fogata Grill… The Mexican restaurant is next door to… one of Columbus' most popular gay bars in the gay-friendly Short North neighborhood.
On the 9-1-1 call, Harris said that "Brady Quinn from the Browns" was "trying to cause a fight." Harris told the operator, "I just walked outside and he exchanged many profanities with me and called me a faggot, of course."
[O]fficers arrived several minutes after Harris' call and found Quinn in the midst of an argument with 32-year-old Jason Thompson… "When we got there, he was very cooperative and just stopped," Ford said of Quinn's encounter with police. "I think his friends were like, 'Let's get out of here.' " However, police arrested Thompson when "he wouldn't back down and turned on officers," Ford said.
Those gays are out of control, I tell you. There was Brady Quinn, peacefully insulting their lifestyle, throwing slurs at them, and eating Mexican food with some friends, and only the arrival of police protected him from an over-aggressive homosexual. So I guess we can blame the cops for ruining something that was about to get sexy.