“If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did. I would have done the same thing I did at Mizzou — which was to tell my team and my coaches and leave it at that. But the recruiters knew, and reporters knew, and they talked to each other, and it got out. If I didn’t have the year I did, nobody would have cared. But I have no regrets. Some people can argue that I had the potential to go higher in the draft. But I think everything happens for a reason.”
that plus the hype and the fact he wasn’t really that good.
i think his coming out actually put too much of a spotlight on him.
this isn’t some reality show.
most straights don’t care what these people do outside the field.
they aren’t collecting trading cards about who had the biggest come out story.
he also had to live up to this expectation as being:
*add dramatic theme music*
dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnnn!
i think he should have got drafted,
got his feet wet,
aim to win a championship,
and then come out.
maybe come out after his first season.
he would have probably had a little bit more footing.
plus this didn’t sit well with many:
well don’t look at me!
i’m just being the messenger!
he also mentioned about the difference being on the rams and the cowboys:
‘In St. Louis, they welcomed me, but I felt they were just putting smiles on their faces. It was because they didn’t know my future. It was almost like the situation with a stray dog — you don’t want to get too close. In Dallas, they were more welcoming.’
i’m sure it was because the publicity.
a touch of “dramatic homophobe” for some.
they had to handle michael with kid gloves.
you see chad ocho,
and even braylon edwards are not playing for their own attentionisto ways.
a touch of “past expiration date” for some.
lets say he gets his act together and gets really good…
will he ever get drafted on another american team again?
or is he just completely done?
we shall see.
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*pictures credited to michael sam instagram