Is this question fair, or foul? Since Michael Sam announced his sexual preference to the public people have been supportive for the most part… But with the NFL draft approaching, ish is starting to get REAL.
Missouri defensive end and draft prospect Michael Sam has received plenty of support around the NFL after coming out, but on Thursday, one former player raised a question that will make your head shake.
Former Cowboys defensive end Greg Ellis told ESPN Radio in Dallas that he’s worried about what will happen if Sam pats somebody on the butt.
“If he pats somebody on the butt – I hope ESPN don’t get mad and never have me back – but if he pats somebody on the butt, how is that to be received?” Ellis asked. “If he said, ‘Come on baby’? I called guys baby all the time on the football field, but when you have taken a stand and went and go public and say that, ‘I am gay,’ how is that going to be received? I’ve seen guys, I had guys on the Dallas Cowboys football team-I won’t mention names-who did not want you to pat them on their butt. So God forbid if you pat one of those guys on the butt it’s going to be a major problem.”
Does he have a point or is he just being a hater?