“When you go into the draft, look at it this way. Let’s say Michael Sams (sic) is not a gay player, but he’s a player that has some issues, off the field issues. The thing you talk about in the organization with the GM and obviously the owner is, can we handle this guy? Can we handle the media that’s going to come along with his situations?” Edwards, a former coach for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, said on ESPN.
“He’s bringing baggage into your locker room. So when you think about Michael Sams (sic), all the sudden, can the players handle the media attention they’re going to get when they get the question asked, ‘Are you OK with a gay teammate?’”
Edwards wasn’t the only one to voice concern about Sam. After the All-American defensive end came out publicly on Sunday, several anonymous NFL executives insisted that the announcement will hurt Sam’s stock in the April draft.
cool off herm and the boys.
welp i have my own thoughts on this story.
i will say i am happy that he is “the new face of gay”.
michael is the “anti-queen”.
too many times,
people think that in order to be gay,
you have to be feminine and all that jibba jabba.
masculine gay men do exist.
they’re playing football,
fixing your toilet,
playing video games,
and not the “stereotype”.
we are walking among you.
be very afraid.
as far as the “louie v baggage”,
i feel they will turn this into a gigantic media circus.
less “about his talent” and more “his sexuality”.
the fans are the ones that may revolt.
gays don’t really watch football.
the baller wolves yes.
straight wolves do.
luckily some are “eh” on it since this is 2014.
i think many baller wolves know they are surrounded by “us” on their teams.
can one of “us” hit me up?
i’m really interested in how this plays how tho.
my nose will be in this story.