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Although Gerald McCoy hasn't signed a contract yet with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the first-round draft pick is expected to get $30 million in guaranteed money when he does.
Off the field, the former Sooner's usage of a certain four-letter word that starts with an H is raising eyebrows on the interwebs. The rookie defensive tackle made the controversial comment last month, according to ProFootballTalk.com.

"Man the rookie class of 2010 is cool as a fan!" McCoy tweeted. "We had a blast this weekend in LA! I loved all the fellas! No homo. Lol!!"

McCoy isn't the only dude throwing around the H-word in the NFL. Kansas City Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe recently referred to quarterback Matt Cassel as being like a girlfriend, but was quick to clarify his bromance with a second comment: "No homo."

(Earlier in the month, quote machine Bowe made bigger headlines for his interesting remarks on "importing" groupies to hotels.)

Back to McCoy: After tweeting about important stuff like eating some dude's fries at a baseball game, Gerald made an abrupt announcement May 27.

"Apparently my tweeting is getting me in trouble and I can't be myself so you guys just get scriptures," the Southeast High School graduate tweeted. "I may stop tweeting other stuff but the scriptures continue. Its my duty to spread Gods word regardless of how I feel!"

By May 28, he was back in the Twitter saddle with non-biblical comments.

"Man forget that!" he wrote. "I'm tweeting ain't nobody gone stop me from being me. I don't do anything wrong or stupid!! So I'm back!!"

Once football season starts, CFN hopes McCoy can follow the footsteps of another former Sooner, Lee Roy Selmon, who earned Rookie of the Year and MVP awards when the Bucs were a new expansion franchise.

For good karma (and good eats), CFN recommends McCoy visit Selmon's home-cookin' restaurant in Tampa and partake of the Sweet Heat Fried Chicken Platter. No introductions will be necessary as Gerald already met the Hall of Fame Sooner during rookie camp last spring.

"I've met everybody I wanted to meet now," McCoy told Tampa Bay Online about embracing the fellow Sooner. "It was a great experience. (Selmon) told me to keep doing what I've been doing."

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