Per Boston.com A tweet from Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes has stirred up controversy once again. On Wednesday, Spikes posted a comment about homosexuality. â€śIâ€™m homophobic just like Iâ€™m arachnophobic. I have nothing against homosexuals or spiders but Iâ€™d still scream if I found one in my bathtub!â€ť he wrote. Many Twitter users criticized him for the post, even after he later tweeted â€śPEOPLE !!!! Itâ€™s a joke â€¦ seriously a JOKE !!! Chill out.â€ť Spikesâ€™s tweets are often vulgar and sensational. During the NFL referees lockout, his Twitter comment comparing replacement officials to Foot Locker employees made national headlines. Yunel Escobar, a shortstop for the Toronto Blue Jays, was suspended three games in September for writing a slur about homosexuality in Spanish on his eye black during a game against the Red Sox Sept. 15. -------------------- Will Rodger Goodell suspend Brandon for this? BTW, props to Spikes for now using my picture as his avatar!