Former Braves' closer John Rocker
disagrees with Mitt Romney on gay marriage.
Rocker has moved from sports to
politics; he now pens a column for conservative site World
He was made infamous when he went on a
xenophobic and homophobic rant in a 1999 interview with Sports
“Imagine having to take the [Number]
7 train to the ballpark, looking like you're [riding through] Beirut
next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right
next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right
next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids. It's depressing,” he
was quoted as saying when asked about New York City.
In a recent CNN interview, Rocker said
he “regrets the homophobic comment.”
“Everything else was just kinda what
I saw, man,” he told anchor Don Lemon.
And in a POLITICO.com
profile, the 37-year-old Rocker said he backs Mitt Romney for
president but disagrees with him on social issues.
“I do agree with Romney on his fiscal
track record,” he said. But on “social issues, his foreign
policy issues, I think the verdict and the jury is still out on
Rocker added on gay marriage: “Am I
someone that thinks that I have the right to sit back and judge
someone that I don't know, will never meet, on how they should live
their life or what rights they can have to live their life the way
they want to? I don't think I deserve that responsibility.”