ESPN asked 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick and Panthers QB Cam Newton about Michael Sam and if he'll be welcomed into the NFL. Of course he will, they said.
"I think when he steps into that locker room, everyone's going to know that he's there to help us win games. And that's why you're in the NFL, to help us win games. No one cares if you're black, white, straight, gay, Christian, Jewish, whatever it may be. When you step on that field you're a member of in my case, the 49ers. Or the Carolina Panthers. That's your job. That's your occupation."
"Absolutely. His job is a linebacker. Colin said it best when he said we don't worry about each other outside of football. Of course we have, 'Are you ok? Is there anything I can help you with?' But we're football players. We're in this organization for one reason and one reason only. And if you're helping us to attain success, your personal life is your personal life."
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