CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus says recently retired tight end Tony Gonzalez will bring “a fresh and insightful perspective” to the network’s NFL pregame show.
Sam has made his statement. Now it’s time for one of the NFL’s 32 teams to make theirs by drafting Sam and putting him in a position to succeed.
“I’m sure he won’t be the first gay guy to play in the NFL, but he’s the first openly one out — nobody knows him and I think more than anything it’s going to make the locker room uncomfortable.”
If Sam turns into a run-stopping, pass-rushing demon, his teammates will look upon him with the same reverence as any star. If he proves incapable or, heaven forbid, fainthearted, he won’t have a chance.
Michael Sam, the SEC’s co-defensive player of the year, is about to find out if America’s most popular sport, rooted in machismo and entrenched in locker room hijinks, is ready for its first openly gay player.
“Michael Sam is a gifted athlete and a courageous man,” Giants co-owner Steve Tisch told TMZ Sports. “I hope any NFL team would not hesitate to draft Michael if he is right for their team.”
Messages of support from celebs, teammates, NFL players and media members poured in for the Missouri All-American defensive end. But others wondered whether the league is prepared to welcome gay players.
Tolerance is about to be tested in the National Football League. And Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation.
Sam could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, the defensive end says he came out to his teammates and coaches in August.
Antonio Cromartie’s comments raised a few eyebrows, specifically those of Boomer and Carton, who added their two cents on the controversial topic.
After just a few seasons we find reasons to jam the eject button on an athlete. Manning went from G.O.A.T. to goat in just 60 minutes. And from winner to loser.
The Giants’ safety was honored at the Thurman Munson Awards Dinner at the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan on Tuesday and told reporters he watched Super Bowl XLVIII with Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.
CBS is adding a new package to its already loaded NFL lineup next season. “NFL Network built Thursday into a night for NFL fans,” Commissioner Goodell said. “Our goal is to bring these games to more fans on broadcast television.”
Six years after last playing in the NFL, the signal-caller is playing for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League, and he looks bigger than ever.
Many of the text messages are profane, while others are revealing. A good portion of the messages focus on the pair’s nightlife, womanizing and engaging in excessive alcohol use.
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