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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