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So The NFL Is About To Have Its First Openly Gay Player

So the great thing about Michael Sam’s announcement today is that it isn’t his first. He came out as gay to his Missouri football teammates earlier — during the 2013 season — and not only did they support him, they kept it a secret. That allowed Sam to make the announcement to everyone else in his own time. And that’s pretty awesome.

And he did it before the NFL combine (see below).

Above is the ESPN report as it concerns the NFL. One can tell that the league was ready for this day to happen … but it probably didn’t think it would happen so soon.

So the NFL will have (most likely: he was SEC Defensive Player of the Year) its first openly gay player. Some will undoubtedly say that Sam is being hailed as a hero for doing nothing, but those people don’t understand what courage this takes, or the nature of trailblazers. And to them, nothing the rest of us say can help.

  • Bon

    If gay people want to be equal why do they “come out” and then expect to be hailed as a hero? It’s like “I want to be the same as everybody else, treat me the same” then they come out “Look at me, media, I’m special, I’m a hero, warship me for being different.”

  • franklin

    Where did Michael Sam say that he wants to be a hero? He is being hailed as a hero. That means other people think he is a hero rather than asking others to think of himself as hero.

  • tonye

    Who cares? is he good enough to play?

  • KinkyCon

    Happy now libs? Can we now move past coming out parties and return to days of our lives?

  • Anonymous

    Right up there in the “Who Cares” department…altho I think as a teammate i would feel uncomfortable in the showers!

  • Anonymous

    YUCK! I feel bad for the NFL and society in general. Another perv feeling ‘proud’ to tell the world what kind of sex he practices and expecting acceptance for his perversion(s). I’m not impressed…


  • Anonymous

    my Aunty Arianna got a nearly new silver
    Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab by working part time off of a macbook air. try this

  • Anonymous

    Creepy cultural marxism. Notice the media insisting on telling people what they are supposed to think about this?

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