Michael Sam’s Preseason Proved a Few Things—Most Importantly: He Can Play

August 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Inside the Rams' locker room, no one seemed to care that Michael Sam was gay.
Sam was treated the same as other rookies, according to two Rams players. No one mentioned it. No one cared. There were no uncomfortable jokes or moments from what these players saw. They weren't around Sam all the time but enough to feel confident that Sam was treated well. There was no fear of catching The Gay.
"No one cared about his sexuality except the media," one Rams player said.
That's not exactly true. The media is a convenient scapegoat. Sam being in the NFL is a monumental moment. We're not the only ones who care. We're only reflecting what is genuine interest from all quarters of the NFL and outside of the sport.
(One of the most fascinating parts of this story is how many people tweet how they don't care about the Michael Sam story…while taking the time to tweet how much they don't care about the Michael Sam story.)
The point is: Sam was in an NFL locker room and t...

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