Kudos to Michael Sam for not being afraid to be the person that he is. It's a shame that he is going to catch a lot of criticism for it.

Congratulations to Michael Sam, Although it Should Not Be Necessary

After all of the news broke on this last night, before I brought my two cents to the party. Now, we are around 24 hours since the news came out, so it’s time.

For anyone who doesn’t know, Michael Sam from the University of Missouri announced that he is openly gay.  If drafted, he will be the first openly gay player in the league.

Great job by Michael Sam. He wanted the world to know who he is, and he did just that. And, he did it two weeks prior to the Combine. Him not living a lie was more important than keeping this from NFL general managers and scouts.

Kudos to him, mainly because there is no reason why he should feel like he needs to keep it from anyone. All he did was say how he lives his life. It’s the same as if he announced his religion, or what type of ice cream he likes as a midnight snack.

This is not a story. The ONLY story is where will this young man get drafted, just like it is for anyone in the draft. This news does not make him any different from anyone else. He is a football player, period. That is all we need to concern ourselves with. Anything else is Michael Sam’s business.

Now, he is going to unfortunately have to answer a lot of questions that have nothing to do with football. There are many out there that will not focus on whether or not Michael Sam can get to the quarterback, but they will focus on what he is doing in the locker room.

Nice job, Michael. You can play for the Jets any time. Don’t get discouraged by what you are about to face. Keep grinding.!

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  • Paul Newbold

    I agree…it really shouldn’t be a story. Sadly in this day and age, there is still prejudices and phobias surrounding homosexuality in our society. Being that as it is, the sports media has jumped all over this story, it has made it into the main line news, and the opinions are running all over the place! Congrats to this kid…it took guts to make his announcement, I just hope his stock doesn’t suffer for it! God knows the NFL has more player problems then to worry about their sexuality!!

    • Alan Schechter

      Thank you for your thoughts Paul. I agree whole heartedly