Topics :: Michael Sam

Michael Sam in Spotlight at Missouri’s Pro Day

By Jake Kreinberg | Thursday Mar 20, 2014
Michael Sam certainly draws a crowd.

NFL Quarterback: ’Nobody’s Perfect’ But He’ll Welcome Gay Player

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
A quarterback for the Washington Redskins said he will accept an out teammate, noting that "nobody’s perfect," and that he hopes to show him "what it means to follow Jesus."

Anti-Gay Pastor’s Sign Angers Harlem Neighbors, Inspires Hilarious Video

By EDGE | Friday Feb 28, 2014
An anti-gay anti-Obama sign in front of a church in Harlem has become the center of controversy, angering neighbors in the traditionally African-American, but increasingly gentrified, Upper Manhattan neighborhood and inspiring a very funny video.

Paula Deen: I Feel Like Michael Sam

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
In a new interview with People magazine, shamed celebrity cook Paula Deen compared herself to Michael Sam, who made headlines earlier this month for coming out and is poised to be the first openly gay NFL player.

Client Fires GOP Lobbyist for Drafting Bill to Ban Gays From the NFL

By EDGE | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Jack Burkman, the GOP lobbyist and Fox News commentator with plans to draft legislation banning gay athletes from playing in the NFL, has lost his first of what may be many clients upset with his homophobic comments.

Elkington Makes Disparaging Tweet About Sam

By Doug Ferguson | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
Former PGA champion Steve Elkington caused more outrage on Twitter on Tuesday when he made a disparaging remark about Missouri defensive end Michael Sam while trying to criticize media coverage that refers to him as gay.

Lobbyist / GOP Strategist to Draft Bill to Ban Out NFL Players

By EDGE | Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
A Washington, D.C. lobbyist, Republican strategist and former Fox News political analyst said Monday he is drafting legislation that would ban gay players from the National Football League.

Maybe Michael Sam Will Fit in NFL Just Fine

By Dave Campbell | Monday Feb 24, 2014
With Michael Sam on the verge of becoming the NFL’s first openly gay player, maybe he’ll fit in the locker room just fine. This is 2014, after all. Sexual orientation isn’t as big of a deal for Sam’s generation as it was for their fathers’.

NFL Considers in-Game Penalties for Anti-Gay, Racist Slurs

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 24, 2014
A rule change may be on the horizon for the NFL regarding in-game penalties for players using racially charged language or homophobic slurs.

NFL Reminds Teams to Mind Combine Questions

By Michael Marot | Wednesday Feb 19, 2014
NFL teams will spend this week’s annual scouting combine trying to get answers out of college prospects.