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Old 05-09-2014, 02:20 PM  
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NFL Team Official: Michael Sam Is ‘Not A Really Good Athlete’

ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis) — It could be a very long weekend for Michael Sam.
The openly gay football player from the University of Missouri is hoping an NFL team takes a chance and makes history by drafting him, but some experts believe he might end up being an undrafted free agent.
Scouts told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they don’t see Sam’s game transitioning to the NFL.
“Most of his production was hustle stuff,” an NFC personnel official told the Journal Sentinel. “There’s production, but he’s short, he’s not a really good athlete and he doesn’t play good against the run.”
He continued: “He’s kind of a one-task pass rusher. Just run up the field. And they swallow him up and kind of push him around.”
One NFC personnel director stated that Sam doesn’t have a position in the league.
“He’s not a linebacker, and he’s really not a defensive end,” the personnel director told the Journal Sentinel. “I’d certainly take him to camp. You’ve got to admire how hard he plays.”
An AFC executive said Sam was “short and slow.” Sam stands at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 262 pounds.
Despite the potential setbacks, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hoping to see Sam succeed in the league.
“I want to see Michael Sam get an opportunity to play in the NFL,” Goodell told ESPN Thursday before the first round of the NFL Draft. “We like to say the NFL is the ultimate meritocracy. If you can play football, they want to see you play. The teams want you. The fans want you. And that’s ultimately what it’s all about.”
Goodell continued: “I have great respect for Michael, his courage, his decision to become public, and I’m optimistic that he’s going to get that opportunity, and hopefully he can play at this level.”
Sam, who was the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year, will be the first openly active gay player in the league.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:01 PM   #91
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Lol, oh man the media is going to eat this up.

"Is the NFL biased against gay athletes?"

"Openly Gay Athlete and SEC Defensive player of the Year, Michael Sam, goes Undrafted."
Those would be some pretty confusing headlines since he was drafted.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:01 PM   #92
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:01 PM   #93
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Then when we cut him, it will be a hate crime
And there in lies the real issue. It's not that he is gay, it is the agenda that unfortunately goes with it. Even if he never cried foul over something like being cut, there are plenty of groups out there that would scream discrimination and try and cause problems.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:02 PM   #94
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:02 PM   #95
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The media has an agenda. That's certainly not news.
Where is/was the equal coverage for the guys who were in the same position? What about the guy, who is not gay, who was not drafted because Sam was? Isn't that just as much of a story? ****ing pathetic.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:02 PM   #96
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You guys know sam would make the practice squad for a year or two and then his hype would die out, if a team wanted to cut him.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:03 PM   #97
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ESPN in the gay sports bar in LA was a little silly imo.
Sure was.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:03 PM   #98
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Where is/was the equal coverage for the guys who were in the same position?
Who were those guys?
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:03 PM   #99
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It's a huge deal, actually.
It's not a huge deal. It's an overplayed lot of nonsense that served to promote a political agenda. It's done now. In all likelihood, Sam will make a few hundred thousand dollars because he's gay and got drafted, and then he'll drift off into obscurity.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:03 PM   #100
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Definitely could have done without seeing that gay boy kiss

Congrats tho
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:03 PM   #101
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Awww Michael Sam has a little Puerto Rican/White buy thing. Couldn't tell for sure. How cute.
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Old 05-10-2014, 06:04 PM   #102
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The liberal media wants to find a way to make this a story of a gay player overcoming adversity… yet if anything his gay status probably has helped him.

Heterosexual Michael Sam doesn't get drafted and if he does… it is just another 7th round pick with no breaking news story on CNN.
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Where is/was the equal coverage for the guys who were in the same position? What about the guy, who is not gay, who was not drafted because Sam was? Isn't that just as much of a story? ****ing pathetic.
You are a special type of stupid. Already banging the reverse discrimination drum? Bet you didn't get into college because of affirmative action, right?
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Where is/was the equal coverage for the guys who were in the same position? What about the guy, who is not gay, who was not drafted because Sam was? Isn't that just as much of a story? ****ing pathetic.
I don't know what to tell you without getting this thread sent to D.C..
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