Brandon Spikes compares fear of spiders to fear of homosexuals


(FOX 25 / - A New England Patriot maybe in trouble for his latest Twitter posts.

Linebacker Brandon Spikes, who posts frequently on the social networking site, offered his opinion on homosexuals Wednesday afternoon.

On his account, brandonspikes55, he writes "I'm homophobic just like I'm arachnophonbic. I have nothing against homosexuals or spiders, but I'd still scream if I found one in my bathtub."

A few hours later, Spikes comes back and says "people. It's a joke. Seriously a joke. Chill out."
So far, there has been no reaction from the Patriots or the NFL. However, Spikes could be fined or suspended by the league for violating its personal conduct policy.