(AllHipHop Rumors) Between gay prostitutes and multiple uses of racial slurs, it’s a bad weekend to be a hypocritical old white men!
Earlier today, Senator Lindsey Graham was reportedly outed for hiring gay male escorts- a shocking allegation considering he has lobbied most of his career against LGBTQ rights.
The allegation came from a male escort named Sean Harding, who Graham is suspected of hiring in 2013.
Graham’s alleged alias “Lady G” has been trending on Twitter all day.
Fellow sex workers I invite you to stand with me during this crucial time. EVERY major news network is in my inbox including high profile lawyers willing to take this case. There's strength in numbers – I KNOW you're out there because EVERYONE has a story about LG when we talk. https://t.co/PeKKvQSJAx
— Sean Harding (@SeanHardingXXX) June 5, 2020
Also in 2013, Utah defensive coordinator and one-time golden boy Morgan Scalley allegedly sent multiple uses of the n-word in text messages, including statements such as being “good at recruiting [N-word]” and “I can recruit all four of those [N-words].”
Scalley has been suspended indefinitely following an internal investigation.
As often happens in these situations, it didn’t take long for others to paint a picture of Scalley as a well-known hypocrite- publicly preaching Mormon ideals and family values while also using racially degrading terms towards players and non-white staff.
As the United States enters its second week of unrest following the protests stemming from George Floyd’s murder, former players and staff have used this story to share experiences with Scalley that they have kept hidden for multiple years for fear of retribution. Some statements include:
Let me be clear. I genuinely think Morgan Scalley is a good person. And, if this were truly a one-time deal 7 years ago, he should keep his job. But, we have a pattern of multiple times he used the n word. I think it was more ignorance than racism. But, Action needs to be taken.
— BUte (@runningutes01) June 6, 2020
“I, too, was called a racial slur (N-word) by this man in 2008, confronted him my senior year 2013. Held onto it 5 years and Got a half-a## apology, more on terms of an excuse” @spotlightlacy
“Wowwww!!!!!! I F’n knew it!!!!!! And what u mean “men of color?”. See the truth always comes out. F that Utah was crazy, I seen some s##t!!!! And my teammates know wassup. Let’s see if Saftey Pride gone speak up and be honest.” @SeanSmith24
Wowwww!!!!!! I F’n knew it!!!!!! And what u mean “men of color?”. See the truth always comes out. F that Utah was crazy, I seen some s###!!!! And my teammates know wassup. Let’s see if Saftey Pride gone speak up and be honest.
— Sean Smith (@SeanSMITH24) June 6, 2020
In addition to treating players poorly, other sources claim that Scalley treated non-Mormon coaches and staff poorly, insulting their personal beliefs, religions, lifestyles, and even spouse choices.
Perhaps the most interesting parallel between the Scalley and Graham stories is that rumors have been swirling online that their respective bosses played a part in the leak.
Some say that President Trump leaked the Graham story while coach Kyle Whittingham appears to have distanced himself from the disgraced Scalley before the media broke the news.
Scalley was reportedly next in line for Whittingham’s job.
However, Whittingham appears to show no signs of leaving, and the void filled by Scalley could go to any number of Whittingham’s loyal staff including his brother, although that does not appear likely.
More likely scenarios include the promotion of a current non-white Utah coach.
Top contenders include Lewis Powell (Pacific Islander), Guy Holladay (black), Robert Blechen (Iranian/Hispanic), or Sione Po’uha (Pacific Islander).
Perhaps @jeff_AAUte sums it up best with the following:
Hate to say it but there is no way Morgan Scalley can continue to be a part of the Utah program. Can’t be tolerated by a coach and a mentor, even if it was 7 years.
— Jeff_AAUte (@Jeff_Ute) June 6, 2020
“Hate to say it but there is no way Morgan Scalley can continue to be a part of the Utah program. Can’t be tolerated by a coach and a mentor.”
Racism has no place in politics- especially in a time when America needs strong leadership on the field and in the senate.