Michael Sam says other NFL players came out to him as being gay

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    Mar 28, 2015 1:29 PM GMT
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/michael-sam-says-other-nfl-players-came-out-to-him-as-being-gay-151144521.html

    Michael Sam needs to mind his own damn business. I am tired of him running his mouth about other teammatesicon_mad.gif
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    Mar 28, 2015 3:29 PM GMT

    I thought his speech was fine, in context to the venue he was speaking at (you guys did read that part, right?)

    Now let's take a moment and do an RJ check-up.

    So far: effeminate gays are setting gays back, masculine gays are setting gays back, so whose left, or next on the chopping block?

    Oh yes, gays with families that are in the public eye are setting us back.

    So there you have it. The only people left to represent gays and/or not hold us back are straight guys, rofl.

  • Destinharbor

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    Mar 28, 2015 5:03 PM GMT
    It must be a sad, frightening world to you guys who feel so desperately scared of the world that you can't stand to see another gay guy succeed. Michael Sam was invited to speak at the 2015 Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speaker series, a group that educates about repressed minorities and honors those who speak out on their behalf. And you can't handle it. Pitiful. meninlove is right.
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    Mar 28, 2015 5:07 PM GMT
    Turin saidhttp://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/michael-sam-says-other-nfl-players-came-out-to-him-as-being-gay-151144521.html

    Michael Sam needs to mind his own damn business. I am tired of him running his mouth about other teammatesicon_mad.gif
    FYI, meathead many of his teammates have admitted to him in private that they are gay. There are a lot of closet cases in the macho NFL similar to the religious right wing of the GOP.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Mar 28, 2015 5:28 PM GMT
    I totally support Michael Sam and I am rooting for him to catch a break in the NFL. That being said, I think he made a huge error in judgement by coming out BEFORE the draft and before he even made a team's final roster. Making his sexuality THE story rather than his talent, in my opinion, took the attention away from his talent and put it on his sexuality which was unfortunate. However, what did he expect? To make matters worse, when he was finally drafted, the whole kissing and cake in the face broadcasted across ESPN was, in MY opinion, just way too much too soon, before he had even made his way to a training camp. Again, making it all about his sexuality, thereby putting his "talent" in the backseat, was a mistake. Then Oprah steps in with the announcement that Sam has agreed to film a reality show of the whole spectacle --- this before it had ever even been cleared with the team. All of this added up to an utter mess that distracted from what should have been Michael Sam's sole purpose -- making an NFL team's final roster. Once that happened, he would have been in a far more powerful position to speak his truth. I'd bet that, in hindsight, he would probably play this whole thing a whole lot differently than he did. I do not believe for a second that he is not in the NFL because he isn't good enough. I think it has everything to do with the fact that he created a distraction that (much like what happened with Tim Tebow) was just bigger than a team was ready to deal with at the time. Oh well, I can still root for him on "Dancing With The Stars" --- he's doing great!
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    Mar 28, 2015 5:41 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    I thought his speech was fine, in context to the venue he was speaking at (you guys did read that part, right?)

    Now let's take a moment and do an RJ check-up.

    So far: effeminate gays are setting gays back, masculine gays are setting gays back, so whose left, or next on the chopping block?

    Oh yes, gays with families that are in the public eye are setting us back.

    So there you have it. The only people left to represent gays and/or not hold us back are straight guys, rofl.

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    Mar 28, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
    Michael Sam will say anything to distract from talking about what a shitty athlete he is. He didn't want to talk about his sexuality in interviews (after publicly announcing it to the world), but he doesn't seem to mind talking about other players and their sexuality. If only he could play as well as he gossips.
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    Mar 28, 2015 7:36 PM GMT
    ^^Yes, it's all so interesting how his newest gay revelation conveniently breaks at almost the exact same time his awful athletic performance becomes the focus of the headlines...the same guy who just wanted to discuss football and didn't want his sexuality to be a focal point. What changed? Although in fairness, one could argue he's discussing the private matters of other players this time around. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 28, 2015 8:59 PM GMT
    Who takes their Dancing With the Stars partner with them to the combines? Good God.
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    Mar 29, 2015 12:29 AM GMT
    I don't believe he said about other NFL players came out to him as being gay. Bullsh*t
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 29, 2015 12:48 AM GMT
    Turin saidI don't believe he said about other NFL players came out to him as being gay. Bullsh*t
    But you don't know for fact what Michael Sam and his teammates really talked about so don't be so critical of the man. Lighten up.
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    Mar 29, 2015 4:01 PM GMT
    CODY4U saidMichael Sam will say anything to distract from talking about what a shitty athlete he is. He didn't want to talk about his sexuality in interviews (after publicly announcing it to the world), but he doesn't seem to mind talking about other players and their sexuality. If only he could play as well as he gossips.
    thanks for saving me having to type this
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    Mar 29, 2015 4:59 PM GMT
    An NFL agent said Michael Sam's performance at the veteran's combine was "flat out horrible." Then he was outscored on Dancing With the Stars by a man with only one arm and one leg. icon_lol.gif Tough week.
  • ai82

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    Mar 29, 2015 5:07 PM GMT
    All he did was state the obvious...there are already gay players in the NFL. Alot of pro athletes, particularly retired players, have mentioned how they have played with gay athletes. Also, he is talented. I think he won defensive player of the year in his division, and he did play at the college level for 4 years. If I were him I would've waited until I got paid before coming out. The sad part is he'll never know how his sexuality affected his career. I feel bad for the guy in a way...he says his DWTS money is all he's getting right now. Regardless, I think that the influx of out athletes is a positive, showing our diversity and ability. We're everywhere.
  • LJay

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    Mar 29, 2015 11:22 PM GMT
    Names, pics, and measurements, please.

    The man is making a career out of not having a career.
  • Antarktis

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    Mar 30, 2015 12:18 AM GMT
    This all went downhill fast.
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    Mar 31, 2015 2:36 PM GMT
    Bisexual NFL Player is Offended by Michael Sam’s Comments

    http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/bisexual_nfl_player_is_offended_by_michael_sams_comments/18545018?linksrc=story_article_yb_mainhead_head_18545018

    "As a bisexual man, I just feel like Michael Sam does not speak for all gay men. He has his own opinion … but DON’T say that we don’t have the courage to come out. It’s totally wrong. Just speak for yourself. No one else.
    It’s no one’s business what my sexuality is. You should like me for me … not for who I choose to be with.
    I feel the NFL isn’t ready for people to be open about it. Or the General Managers for that matter."
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    Apr 01, 2015 1:17 AM GMT
    Turin saidBisexual NFL Player is Offended by Michael Sam’s Comments

    http://network.yardbarker.com/nfl/article_external/bisexual_nfl_player_is_offended_by_michael_sams_comments/18545018?linksrc=story_article_yb_mainhead_head_18545018

    "As a bisexual man, I just feel like Michael Sam does not speak for all gay men. He has his own opinion … but DON’T say that we don’t have the courage to come out. It’s totally wrong. Just speak for yourself. No one else.
    It’s no one’s business what my sexuality is. You should like me for me … not for who I choose to be with.
    I feel the NFL isn’t ready for people to be open about it. Or the General Managers for that matter."
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    But a bisexual is going to speak for gays?!

    The NFL is all about the $$$$! I'm sure if you're a star player who is winning games and has the potential to bring your team to the Super Bowl I don't think they or the fans will care if you are fucking pumpkins in your free time.