Ah, the age old questions. Why are we here? Where did we come from? Is the Premier League ready for an openly gay player? As with all such questions, the debate rages on. Part of the problem is that it is a great unknown: for many players, coming out might mean career suicide — or would it?
The NFL Should Accept Openly Gay Players: An Open Letter From A Football Fan
NFL showers aren't a hostile environment for Michael Sam - ESPN The Magazine
Once he's drafted in the NFL, the Missouri defensive end will be judged strictly on whether he can play and whether he can help his team win. As the first openly homosexual player to enter the draft, Sam could face scrutiny unlike any player before him. But many of the greatest players and coaches in football history don't believe he'll be subjected to any hatred, harassment, discrimination or bullying by teammates.. I don't think he'll have any problems on the field," said Hall of Fame offensive tackle Art Shell. They will take you for who you are, not what people try to portray you as. Shell's stance was shared by several other Hall of Famers, including Lions running back Barry Sanders, Buffalo coach Marv Levy, and Giants linebacker Harry Carson, who appeared along with nearly other inductees at a two-day "Fan Fest," the largest gathering ever of football legends outside Canton, Ohio.
First Openly Gay NFL Player Could 'Gain Millions' for Team
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The team had decided yes. The player had decided the same. It was set. It was going to happen. What happened before that moment showed how parts of the NFL are progressive and ready for change.