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Old 02-10-2014, 07:23 AM   #10
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Default Re: Draft prospect Michael Sam comes out as gay

He seems like a good kid. Has his degree. Anyhow, I liked the line Charles Barkley I believe had about a gay teammate- all that matters to me is he can shoot straight or the Mike Mussina line of assuming he's already had a gay teammate. People will say "why does this matter", well suppose you're a young gay athlete, you've got a role model in Mike Sam since he's proving that a gay guy can make it in the NFL. It's kind of like how Jackie Robinson was important for future African American and minority athletes. I wish Sam well in the NFL unless he's drafted by a team I hate but seriously I am glad to see that society seems to be evolving on this issue. His teammates accepted him at Mizzou, no reason why fans should not.
Good on Jerome and Ryan.

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