Re: Dungy Thoughts ?
posted at 7/22/2014 2:06 PM EDT
In response to agcsbill's comment:
If there is anything that can be said, why what one does in their private life, legally, has anything to do with their ability to perform their "job", be it a CEO or NFL football player, needs to be kept separate. If Dungy can't make this distinction, he has a problem.
But, I will add, Michael Sam really should not have publicized his private life. For that matter, I just do not see why homosexuals feel compelled to do so. I, personally, do not care about your private life and do not need it thrown in my face as a potential excuse why you may feel you would be treated differently than any other human being. In a way, one thinks Sam set himself up by doing this. He should have let his on field performance dictate his success or lack thereof and not because of what he does privately. Now, people will question the fact if he is cut, regardless of pronouncements he did not make the grade by the team, did his homosexuality have anything to do with it.
AGCSBill, just a fan havin' fun!!
The problem with your post is that Sam, was open about it through his college career never hiding it, when it become known he announce to his teammates in college to inform them, I'm guessing so if they were asked during the season they could say, yup he sure is, what about it.
With the media coming around as the draft approached he really had no choice but to say yes, I'm Gay and Proud. Which not just you, but tons of others are trying to now push on him as if he hid it all his life and decided to make a statement prior to the draft to shove it in our collective faces. He was getting ahead of a story that was going to break whether he locked himself in a proverbial closet so to speak.