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 lived with Michael Sam,” Richardson said. “Regular guy, has his own sexuality. Didn’t take nothing from him. He was a great teammate, a great person. Everything you wanted out of him, you got out of him.”
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.
Sparano, whose father served as the Jets’ offensive coordinator in 2012, spent the last two seasons with New York as a seasonal intern.
The New York Jets have adjusted their ticket prices, dropping the cost of some tickets in MetLife Stadium and increasing others.
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.
According to a report, the Jets are interested in potential free-agent wide receivers Jeremy Maclin and Emmanuel Sanders.
McGaughey replaces Ben Kotwica, who left Rex Ryan’s coaching staff to take a similar position with the Washington Redskins. McGaughey helped lead LSU to the BCS national title game in 2011.
Antonio Cromartie’s comments raised a few eyebrows, specifically those of Boomer and Carton, who added their two cents on the controversial topic.
Outspoken Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie says the NFL attempting to crack down on marijuana use by players is just a waste of time.
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.
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.”
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