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Old 02-10-2014, 11:00 AM   #21
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Default Re: Draft prospect Michael Sam comes out as gay

Originally Posted by SteelersCanada View Post
Which makes a lot of sense. As much as it sucks to say this, he'd have to go to a Northern team. I doubt teams like Dallas, Houston and New Orleans would be quick to jump at it because their fan bases would be... less than accommodating to this kid. It's a shame, too.
Having grown up in Pittsburgh and living now in Atlanta I am not so sure the Steelers fan base would necessarily be any more or less tolerant than fan bases in Texas or the South. Lupe Valdez was re-elected in 2012 to her third term as Sheriff in Dallas. Ms. Valdez is openly gay.

I would not like her prospects of being elected in Allegheny County.

I think a big factor is whether the head coach has job security and can control his locker room during what will be a media event that will leave such training camp distractions as having Hard Knocks on site in the dust.
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