Detroit Reporter Tries To Expose Lions Coaching Candidate, Gets Exposed Himself

Detroit Free Press reporter Marlowe Alter, who wrote a piece Friday on Lions coaching candidate Dan Campbell's comments during a 1998 Texas A&M pep rally where the then senior reportedly said he was proud to attend a school where "men like women and women like men," ended up on the defensive after a slew of his offensive tweets were unearthed.

"I love walking all the way to Ping to be turned away cause I'm not taking fag summer classes," Alter tweeted way back in 2012.

"What the f--k is a Michigan man brah? Oh a hugggggge fag :)," Marlowe wrote on another of his vintage tweets. "

Alter, who painted Campbell a homophobe over his 1998 comments, failed to mention his truly homophobic tweets. It's quite a shame when such a Twitter trail is left behind. Just kidding, it's great because it exposes the frauds.

Now, as you guys know, OutKick doesn't believe in outing people to play gotcha and have them fired over tweets. Nobody should be firing Alter or trying to prevent Campbell from getting a job. The human resource executives can sit this one out.

It would just be nice if Alter acknowledged his own past in his report on Campbell. All it would take is a brief passage at the bottom of the story where Alter says, "On more than one occasion, I have used 'fag' on social media."

That's it. Just be fair and balanced, Marlowe.

"I apologize for the unacceptable tweets from my past. There is no excuse for the language I used and I'm embarrassed. I do not condone that language. I’m sorry to anyone I have offended and deeply regret my actions," Marlowe tweeted Friday night.

Now we need to hear from Marlowe on if he thinks Campbell should be disqualified from the Lions job. Go ahead Marlowe, say it.

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Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America. Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league. Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.