Michael Sam Award Speech, bullying, and suicide. Pass along.

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    Jul 17, 2014 6:34 AM GMT
    I was watching the ESPY awards tonight and during the show Michael Sam received the Arthur Ashe Courage award. The speech he gave made me stop what I was doing, it touched home. So I'm posting it below.

    Fortunately for me I was never bullied and never had issues fitting in. I'm a strong-minded and strong willed person and I assumed everybody else is too. Today I learned that's not always the case.

    A friend of mine committed suicide, his service is tomorrow. He was getting bullied at his job, then fired over his sexuality. That combined with other things lead him to take his life.

    Now I realize how important Michael Sam can be. He has the power to actually save lives. So again I post this in respect for Michael Sam and more importantly to honor and remember my friend. Hopefully his death doesn't go in vain as no one's should.

    R.I.P. J.M.


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    Jul 17, 2014 5:40 PM GMT
    Def an amazingly great example of a true quality person.

    The_Perfect_Ashlar, I am so sorry for the loss of your friend.
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jul 17, 2014 5:51 PM GMT
    As am I.

    I would have missed this, so thanks for posting. The word "courage" is overused; but in this case, it's exactly the right word for exactly the right person.
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    Jul 17, 2014 6:03 PM GMT
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    Jul 17, 2014 6:21 PM GMT
    Pandering nonsense. Authur Ashe is spinning in his grave.
    He did NOTHING special. No one cares that he like anal sex with a man.

    Shameful pandering and just stupid.

    Like Obama getting the Nobel... ridiculous.

  • metta

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    Jul 17, 2014 6:41 PM GMT
    Nice! Thanks for posting!
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    Jul 17, 2014 6:54 PM GMT
    Let's hope Michael Sam visits realjock 1 day. We need the anti-bullying around here too lol.
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jul 17, 2014 11:56 PM GMT
    He is the man and for the NFL LOOK THE HELL OUT MR. Sam is going to beat some ass
  • waccamatt

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    Jul 18, 2014 3:41 AM GMT
    CDAVIS saidPandering nonsense. Authur Ashe is spinning in his grave.
    He did NOTHING special. No one cares that he like anal sex with a man.

    Shameful pandering and just stupid.

    Like Obama getting the Nobel... ridiculous.



    I suggest you leave this website and join the KKK; the 1860's are calling you.
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    Jul 18, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    Christowhacko is The New Black for Lauren Cox, the wife of a Baltimore Ravens player who Has Something to Say.

    (seriously, what the heck's up with the Ravens? Really?)

    Michael Sam has to do with Drake's "Side Pieces" has to do with Hitler... how, again?

    http://deadspin.com/wife-of-ravens-player-ponders-drake-michael-sam-and-h-1607127249

    (I ain't pasting all of that! You'll have to read it and earn the icon_eek.gif face I just got from swimming through that illogical muck.)
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    Jul 23, 2014 1:52 AM GMT
    I hope this guy has enough time to train so he can make an NFL team. His impact off the field is tied to success on the field. Let's go Sam
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    Jul 23, 2014 2:18 AM GMT
    I'll pass.
  • WrestlerBoy

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    Jul 23, 2014 2:20 AM GMT
    "I suggest you leave this website and join the KKK; the 1860's are calling you."