Sam-I-Am, Football Player

All-American defensive lineman for the Missouri Tigers, Michael Sam has come out as gay man that plays football. Sam is slated as a top draft pick and some say he should have waited until he was actually drafted before announcing his sexual orientation. Some folks believe that he may have hurt his chances of being drafted by his admission. There are several things I don’t understand about this and maybe it’s my naievte.

Why should this admission hinder his chances of being drafted? If he is a good football player and would be an assest to an NFL team then that’s the only thing that should matter, right?

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We really haven’t come as far as we’d like to think

I know we still have a long way to go to accept people for who they are, but sometimes I’m still gobsmacked about how far we haven’t come.

I was on my way back from lunch when I was approached by someone from the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and they were talking about gay rights. I honestly didn’t have time and I told the fella that and he was cool with that. We parted with smiles. I didn’t get out of ear shot when I heard someone literally start cursing one of the ACLU volunteers out about stopping him and asking him about that.

Okay, if it’s not your thing it’s not your thing, say no thanks and keep it moving, but there is no reason whatsoever to be direspectful. I got angry because no one deserves to be talked to in that manner and my excessively vibrant personality did an about face and proceeded to walk back to the group and give the guy a what for about his behavior. That kind of attack or any kind of attack on a person, I simply can not tolerate.