Michael Sam, the First Openly Gay NFL Draftee, Has Earned the Right to Play Ball


I really don’t know much about football …. “Michael Sam proved that he could contribute to an NFL team.” …. I know he’s openly gay and I sure wish him the best. He’s tearing down barriers …. and I don’t mean any in sports!! Go Michael!!!

The Fifth Column

I wholeheartedly agree with the author of this article…

The Daily Beast – Robert Silverman

Despite being cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, and ESPN’s homophobic story, the hybrid defensive lineman impressed in the preseason and deserves to make an NFL roster.

Here’s the sad part of this story. Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, was one of the final cuts Saturday by the St. Louis Rams.

As a 7th round pick, the odds that he’d survive training camp weren’t great to begin with—especially considering the Rams are absolutely stacked on the defensive line. They’ve got two Pro Bowl-caliber defensive ends in Robert Quinn and Chris Long, and veterans Kendall Langford, Michael Brockers, William Hayes, Alex Carrington, Eugene Sims, and rookie first round draft pick Aaron Donald were absolute locks to make the team.

Sam got the axe because, even though they’re…

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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