I think the anonymous NFL people who were interviewed by Sports Illustrated and said that they thought that Michael Sam coming out as gay would make him less desirable for teams in the NFL draft because of the ‘controversy’ he would generate, must be regretting their words because they have been getting a beating over those remarks, by critics saying they showed how backward are the views of the NFL administrators, while players seem to be more accepting.
In addition to Jon Stewart excoriating them yesterday, Stephen Colbert also got into the act.
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Dale Hansen, a sports anchor on a local WFAA TV station also got in his licks at the NFL, in a video that is all over the internet.