FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes says he was joking when he tweeted that he was ``homophobic.''
Spikes, who is having a strong season, is a prolific user of Twitter.
He tweeted on Wednesday night that ``I'm homophobic just like I'm arachnophobic. I have nothing against homosexuals or spiders, but I'd still scream if I found one in my bathtub !''
After receiving several negative comments on Twitter, he tweeted, ``PEOPLE !!!! It's a joke ... seriously a JOKE !!! Chill out''
Coach Bill Belichick was not scheduled to speak with reporters on Thursday. The team usually does not announce when it disciplines a player.
Before the NFL officials' lockout ended, Spikes posted a tweet that compared replacement officials to Foot Locker employees.

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