Michael Sam is a highly-regarded college football player who was expected to be picked early in the NFL draft in April. Last week he announced that he was gay. He has received many supportive messages from teammates and fans but apparently there are fears that his prospects for the draft have dimmed because some teams are worried about the ‘controversy’ involved in having him on their team.
The Daily Show looks at the strange criteria that NFL teams seem to have for deciding what kind of player causes a problem for their image.
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