President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
Here’s the text from the bill supposedly to be introduced to Congress, which if passed, would prohibit players from being openly gay in the NFL.
A bill proposing to ban gay players in the NFL will be released by close of business on Thursday, controversial lobbyist Jack Burkman tells 106.7 The Fan. Listen to his interview on The Fan here.
The majority of Washington Redskins would have no issue with having a gay teammate, though the locker room would not be completely void of controversy, according to a number of players on the current roster.
The New York Times spoke with the father of Michael Sam — who recently announced he is a gay male. Sam Sr. said to The Times of his son’s landmark announcement, “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment.”
The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player’s decision to announce that he is gay.
Dominique Hamilton says although Michael Sam is poised to become the first openly gay athlete in NFL history this spring, it’s no secret among current players that there are already gay men in the locker room.
Stallworth: If A Team Can’t Handle Media Crush Of Having Gay Player, They’re Already Losers On The Field
Donté Stallworth says that any NFL team considering drafting Michael Sam is destined to be a loser if it can’t handle the media coverage that will accompany having the first openly gay player in league history on its roster.
Michelle Obama says a gay University of Missouri football player is “an inspiration to all of us.”
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: ‘Discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation is not consistent with our values and is unacceptable in the NFL.’