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Jon Stewart Rips NFL Culture For Not Being Able To ‘Handle’ Michael Sam, Also Gets A Tebow Joke In

As expected, “The Daily Show” had something to say about Michael Sam’s big announcement from this weekend. Jon Stewart made the not-unpopular point that some NFL players and teams can’t seem to handle homosexuality — but murder, drunk driving, obstruction of justice, sexual assault and animal cruelty are all good.

Also, there was a Tim Tebow joke. Timely!

  • Ted Tidwell

    Stewart is just an opportunist in mis-characterization. John (bounty-gate) Vilma was not elected spokesperson of the NFL, as a matter of fact both the players union and league office were very supportive of Sam. If Sam’s career at Mizzou is any indication, if he can play at a high level he will get on the field. That being said, taking the step to the NFL from college is not a step every player is capable of making, if Sam isn’t good enough to make a roster who he has sex with isn’t an issue, if he doesn’t make a team people will point to his sexuality being the reason. This is very similar to a Tebow scenario…if he isn’t as good as his draft grade said he would be its because of some massive conspiracy to persecute him as a person, you can understand why a GM wouldn’t want to expose themselves, the franchise, the coaches and the players to that type of scrutiny.

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