Michael Sam deserves respect for his honesty and courage.Hopefully
NFL will show their unprejudiced nature as Vince Lombardi did in his coaching
years, and give this guy a fair shot.
People should be no more or less interested in his sex life than they are any
other athlete. If he can play at the NFL level, then hire him for the job-- if
not, don't. I didn't follow him as a player before and am no more
likely to now. The locker room is for doing your business not picking up a date
so if other players have a problem, it's clearly their problem.
Now I know the sexual preferences of exactly 1 person in the NFL draft. To the remaining hundreds - I haven't told you my life choices
about what I do in the bedroom, please don't tell me yours
This is a sports article? Nothing to do with sports, unless his lifestyle
somehow affects the way he plays football. It seems the PC crowd is trying so
hard to make this topic mainstream and legitimate, but it never will be.
I certainly hope the rights of the other players will be protected if they
choose not to change their clothes or shower in front of him.Let me
anticipate the rebuttal: Just because he's gay doesn't mean he's
attracted to all his teammates.My response: Right, and just because
I'm straight doesn't mean I'm attracted to all the women in the
locker room at the gym, but that doesn't mean I should go barging in there.
I don't agree with the gay lifestyle, but I respect his right to live how
he wants. My biggest problem with this is the inevitable press coverage if his
career doesn't turn out the way he hopes. He goes later in the
draft than anticipated, a coach comes down hard on him, he doesn't get a
lot of playing time, he gets cut for the first time, etc. When that happens to
anyone else, it's all about their level of play, dedication, or whatever.
When it happens to him, it will be all about his sexual preference and how he
was discriminated against.Also, someone please kill me know for
agreeing with one of Chris B's comments.
No.. the rebuttal would be that gay employees aren’t any less capable of
leaving their “attraction” at the door of their workplace than their
straight counterparts. Awwww… worried about dressing and showering? We
all learned that as kids. These are grown adults with gar greater things on
their plate -- they’ll figure it out. I also can’t see any
connection between some male barging into the women’s locker room at a gym
in Utah has to do with some native Texan’s future employment prospects.
If he even gets hired anywhere, he’s certainly not “barging
@Chris B says: Now I know the sexual preferences of exactly 1 person in the NFL
draft. Yeah right, like we never know anything about professional
athletes' wives, girlfriends, dating lives, sex scandals, divorces, and on
and on.@Chris B says: "I haven't told you my life choices
about what I do in the bedroom, please don't tell me yours"Your sex life isn't relevant to readers since you're not an out gay
man in a professional sport historically hostile to gay people.Until
it is just as unremarkable for players to have husbands and boyfriends as it is
for them to have wives and girlfriends--- and until the long history of
homophobia in the sports world is far behind us-- an open gay professional
football player is justifiably news.