ESPN Survey Shows NFL Players Don’t Care If Teammate Is Gay
In a recent segment on ESPN, the conversation of openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam and his future in the locker room was discussed in a constructive and respectful manor.
It was pretty incredible.
They started with a survey of 51 professional players. They asked four questions:
Forty-four players said a teammate’s sexual orientation didn’t matter to them, and 39 said they would be comfortable showering around a gay teammate. But 32 players said they had teammates or coaches who used homophobic slurs last season, and when asked whether an openly gay player would be comfortable in a NFL locker room, just 25 players said yes; 21 said no, while five declined to answer.
This kind of dialog is far more advanced than what earlier reports had stated, with anonymous CEO’s and NFL big wigs saying the NFL can’t handle an openly gay player.
Sam’s future is still undecided. His coming out has hurt his ranking on many draft lists, but many believe he is still sure to be drafted. But we wont find out until early May when the draft happens.
Sports network ESPN fired former Boston Red Sox pitcher and baseball analyst Curt Schilling Wednesday over comments he made on his Facebook page on transgender individuals and the fight for them to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. According to the Washington Post, Schilling posted this meme below and had the following [...]April 21, 2016
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