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02/09/2014

Report: Openly talented football player says he happens to be gay; could be NFL's long overdue barrier-breaker

by Jeremy Hooper

Screen Shot 2014-02-09 At 8.11.23 PmDuring an Olympics season, it's hard for another sports story to overshadow the games. This might just do it:

Michael Sam, who played for the University of Missouri and is expected to be chosen early in the N.F.L. draft, could become the league’s first openly gay player.
College Football Star Michael Sam Says He Is Gay; May Become First Publicly Gay Player in N.F.L. [NY Times ]

Which social conservative will be the first to lash out? After all, when it comes to men in tights piling up on top of one another in an impassioned and unbridled lust to fondle a ball before then patting each other on the ass to celebrate a powerful climax, one must protect the hetero-specific sanctity.

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