Thursday, September 4, 2014

Michael Sam Got NFL's Help To Get On Practice Squad

This isn't surprising.
From the Daily Caller:
According to NBC’s Peter King and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, NFL officials called teams around the league to gauge interest in signing Michael Sam to their  practice squad.
Yesterday, the Dallas Cowboys signed Sam, who is trying to become the first openly gay player in NFL history.
King reported this during the pre-game show on NBC prior to the Seahawks/Packers season opener Thursday night.
“The Rams waived Michael Sam, the first openly gay player trying to make an NFL roster, he was unemployed for two days,” King said. “During that time a league official contacted multiple teams asking if they had evaluated Sam as a probable practice squad player.”
“Now Sam and the NFL avoided a nightmare situation when he signed with the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys.”
This report, that is surely to upset other players vying for NFL practice squads around the league, was initially reported by ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on yesterday’s edition of “First Take.”
“According to sources I have in the NFL, the league did call a few teams. They did want teams to take Michael Sam because obviously we see what kind of movement they’re gearing for, and what they’re support of Michael Sam, who we all know, came out, acknowledged he was gay before the draft and ultimately something Roger Goodell and the NFL supports and they want their teams to support. But other teams weren’t too receptive to taking him on once the St. Louis Rams cut him,” reported the ESPN talking head.
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If this report is true, then Michael Sam is not the first gay player in the NFL but instead the first gay player who wasn't a NFL caliber player who needed help to get on a practice squad.
Right now, I have lost a lot of respect for Sam and the NFL and it makes me wonder if the NFL will do the same for other players, like Asians, Native Americans etc.
Because Sam is on the practice squad, he is still not a full fledged NFL player, and apparently, needed help to even get this far.
If the story is true and if Sam had any morals, he would quit the Cowboys because he doesn't deserve to be on their team.
And of course, this is another reason why the Cowboys pretty much suck under Jerry Jones.

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