Great read. RT @LarryHolder: Commentary: Is NFL locker room ready for Michael Sam? http://t.co/NSwNirAQee— WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) February 10, 2014
NFL prospect could be the first openly gay American football player. Congratulations, @MikeSamFootball, for your courage!— ACLU National (@ACLU) February 10, 2014
Michael Sam already fell 70 spots on CBS draft board? This is going to get really stupid, really fast: http://t.co/RYrZAnvJHk— Tim Ryan (@TheSportsHernia) February 10, 2014
Hey Jr & high school students win great prizes enter Acts of Generosity video & essay contest http://t.co/tHF6wmGC9k deadline 2/27— Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) February 10, 2014
Lol at this dude on OTL quoting Vilma at Michael Sam— Angry Who Dat (@angrywhodat) February 10, 2014
Schefter says dealing with Michael Sam is basically the same process as vetting a criminal or drug addict— Angry Who Dat (@angrywhodat) February 10, 2014
Bunch of dipshits— Angry Who Dat (@angrywhodat) February 10, 2014
Michael Sam was not in my top 100 sr #NFL prospects. Player w/out position. Can't play in space, not big enough to play w hand on ground— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) February 10, 2014
Mike Mayock thinks Michael Sam's a 3rd- to 5th-round value based on his play alone http://t.co/j2ultd8Dv6— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 10, 2014
In 33 years I can honestly say I've never seen @volvocarsglobal like this. pic.twitter.com/AdR6jOSK2q— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) February 10, 2014
Morning at the beach w Bowen.... pic.twitter.com/9GJdIr6IMA— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) February 10, 2014
Followed by an @TRXtraining blast! Doesn't get any better. 2014 pic.twitter.com/ZlkiRakL9M— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) February 10, 2014
'The eagle has landed': The exclusive behind-the-scenes story of how NFL prospect Michael Sam came out http://t.co/O4GdrRCCPg— Outsports (@outsports) February 10, 2014
If any NFL team can't "handle the media coverage" of drafting Sam, then your team is already a loser on the field... let me tell you why...— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) February 10, 2014
In my 10 years as an NFL player, I've played for 6 different teams & have been in every kind of locker room. Vet, young, mature, immature...— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) February 10, 2014
The leaders of an NFL organization AND the locker room better be able to handle adversity that is certain to emerge during a long NFL season— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) February 10, 2014
In my experience, if your organization can't "handle media coverage", they will suck on the field anyway... but hey, there's always 2015...— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) February 10, 2014
#NFLCombine Michael Sam Group 9 (LB) arrives on Friday Feb. 21, media session is schedule for Sat. Feb 22, on field workout Mon. Feb 24.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) February 10, 2014
If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results. #Focus— Roman Harper (@Harp41) February 10, 2014
Today's @BlackBlueReport Podcast is now posted! LISTEN: http://t.co/s7a0RCXU6u #Saints— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) February 10, 2014
I made it from where #ChickenHeads Can't Pronounce My Shoe... pic.twitter.com/2NpafwW12k— SACKMAN (@JuniorG93) February 10, 2014
Who do you want the #Saints to open the 2014 regular season against? pic.twitter.com/2gIXVhoIMb— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) February 10, 2014
Ryan Clark: Players will want to know what they can say to Michael Sam http://t.co/KBKuzSbGwj— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 10, 2014
Ryan Clark on locker rooms: "We'll talk about anything. If a guy is fat. If a guy is ugly. If a guy's significant other is not attractive."— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 10, 2014
Work ethic is something you can't turn off... I'm going to own this year! If I don't believe it then… http://t.co/5OeUKlB0f6— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) February 10, 2014
Many thanks to the NFL players & legends who vocally supported me @JeromeBettis36 & @DeionSanders were kinda special for me, not gonna lie!— Michael Sam (@MikeSamFootball) February 10, 2014
ICYMI: #Saints could part ways with up to 9 of 13 remaining members from SB roster with tough cap choices looming http://t.co/s8H4O2zlFW— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) February 10, 2014
I just know the Falcons are going to draft Michael Sam. Arthur Blank will commit a 2nd rounder if necessary. Ugh. #gagme— Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) February 10, 2014
Any opportunity that raises awareness of Falcons as "good guys" makes me sick, to be clear. Please let Sam go ANYWHERE else including Nola— Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) February 10, 2014
I wonder if the NFL's moral arbiter, Tony Dungy (who supports a same sex marriage ban), will talk about Michael Sam.— Miguel (@miggiesmalls) February 10, 2014
Sam's decision and the pre-draft "anonymous scout" dynamic http://t.co/v4MbqW9eTt— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 10, 2014
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I had never heard of the term "no homo" before having an awkward exchange with a New Orleans Saints player in the locker room a couple of years ago.
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While defensive end Michael Sam came out to the general public on Sunday night, his teammates at the University of Missouri and several NFL teams already knew about his sexual orientation.
Giants co-owner calls Michael Sam "courageous man" | ProFootballTalk
While many in the football world will take the pragmatic approach to draft prospect Michael Sam's announcement that he's gay, there has been support as well.
Matt Birk: Someone’s sexuality doesn’t come into play at work | ProFootballTalk
Former Vikings and Ravens center Matt Birk wrote an op-ed opposing expanding the legal definition of marriage for the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2012, which made him an obvious call for comment in the wake of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam's announcement that he's gay.
Ryan Clark: Players will want to know what they can say to Michael Sam | ProFootballTalk
So what will happen when Michael Sam enters an NFL locker room? Steelers safety Ryan Clark has provided a candid assessment of the issues presented by an openly gay player during a visit via satellite to ESPN's SportsCenter.
Packers, Eagles, say they have no problem with Michael Sam | ProFootballTalk
The early rush of opinions on out-of-the-closet Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was largely negative, with unnamed scouts downplaying his ability and accentuating the possible negatives. But now that people with names are beginning to talk, the opinions are getting more positive.
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The NFL was quick to come out with a statement, saluting the courage of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam. And now, the lead draft analyst of the league’s own network is on the record saying Sam should be a mid-round pick.
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