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Do we have to remind anyone that brave and courageous University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is an openly active gay man?
So you gotta draft him. Right?
The clock is ticking so get to picking, Butch.
Do not make us put the H-word on you guys’ silly a**es.
ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis) — It could be a very long weekend for Michael Sam.
The openly gay football player from the University of Missouri is hoping an NFL team takes a chance and makes history by drafting him, but some experts believe he might end up being an undrafted free agent.
Scouts told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they don’t see Sam’s game transitioning to the NFL.
“Most of his production was hustle stuff,” an NFC personnel official told the Journal Sentinel. “There’s production, but he’s short, he’s not a really good athlete and he doesn’t play good against the run.”
He continued: “He’s kind of a one-task pass rusher. Just run up the field. And they swallow him up and kind of push him around.” [read here]
And he can take it, because Michael has been pushed around all of his life, Mr. Too-Big-For-Your-Jock Strap. I mean, as if short and slow and not being able to run have anything to do with anything!
Take it away, Roger Goodell:
Despite the potential setbacks, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hoping to see Sam succeed in the league.
“I want to see Michael Sam get an opportunity to play in the NFL,” Goodell told ESPN Thursday before the first round of the NFL Draft. “We like to say the NFL is the ultimate meritocracy. If you can play football, they want to see you play. The teams want you. The fans want you. And that’s ultimately what it’s all about.”
Goodell continued: “I have great respect for Michael, his courage, his decision to become public, and I’m optimistic that he’s going to get that opportunity, and hopefully he can play at this level.”
Hint, hint. Because anyone can play defensive end bench, you homophobes!
The important thing is that Michael Sam is brave and courageous and out and proud and he looks great in spandex and he wants to play and … well… well… he can learn all that other stuff!
File Under: The GLAAD Bag
Thanks again to Mr. G Guy for the reblog!
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