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Tampa Bay, Jason Collins formerly of the Washington Bullets, displayed great bravery disclosing his sexual preference to the "General" public! The #Twitter world showed more encouraging tweets from the likes of: Shaq, Kobe Byrant, DeWayne Wade and other celebrities; but you know there is going to be some negative backlash!
A rep for the NFL team tells TMZ ... the Dolphins took immediate action once they learned about Wallace's h0mophobic tweet, in which he condescendingly questions why Collins would want to "mess with other guys" when there are so many beautiful girls in the world.
The Dolphins tell us ..."Mike Wallace has apologized for his comments, and we have addressed the matter with him."
"Mike's comments do not reflect the views of the Miami Dolphins. We believe in a culture of inclusiveness and respect, and any statements to the contrary are in no way acceptable to our organization."
"We will address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices.”
Wallace has since deleted the tweet.
TMZ spoke with a rep for the NFL, who tells us the league office will review the situation -- and decide if the player will be fined or suspended.