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Old 02-09-2014, 10:10 PM   #4
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Default Re: NFL Hopeful Comes Out

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Originally Posted by harrison'samonster View Post
good for him! I wish him luck in the NFL and hope he doesn't land on a team with Incognito.
Sounds as if he is going to have more trouble with older front office types with regard to getting drafted

This from the lead college football writer for SI



And this from a SI article on Michael Sam's draft prospects

"I don't think football is ready for [an openly gay player] just yet," said an NFL player personnel assistant. "In the coming decade or two, it's going to be acceptable, but at this point in time it's still a man's-man game. To call somebody a [gay slur] is still so commonplace. It'd chemically imbalance an NFL locker room and meeting room."

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/col...m-draft-stock/

So the NFL will be ready for an openly gay player around 2035 but not "just yet" since it will create a "chemical imbalance" on the team- WTF?

Glad to see the Steelers are listed among the few franchises regarded as having the strength to make it work for Mr. Sam

The former general manager said that it would take an NFL franchise with a strong owner, savvy general manager and veteran coach to make it work. He rattled off franchises like Pittsburgh, Green Bay, San Francisco, Baltimore and Indianapolis as destinations where that could happen.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/col...m-draft-stock/
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