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Former NFL QB Drew Bledsoe: Gay Player a Bigger Deal To Media Than Team – VIDEO


HuffPost Live conducted an interview with former NFL quarterback Drew Bledsoe and discussed the impact Michael Sam might have on the NFL if he's drafted. According to Bledsoe, it's a bigger deal to the media than it will be to most NFL players:

In talking to guys that are playing now and guys that I played with, it's a far bigger story in the media than it is with any of the guys that are playing.

You can watch that segment, as well as the full interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. A nice statement. I really think this is the best way to proceed -- "this isn't a big deal on the teams" is exactly the message we want to be sending.

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 20, 2014 10:12:03 PM

  2. I think he's kidding himself. There are certainly players who won't care, but I'm sure the Christians will do everything they can to make the first gay player feel unwelcome, hoping to drive him out of the league and serve as an example for anyone else who might want to play.

    Posted by: Merv | Mar 20, 2014 10:55:38 PM

  3. Interesting pause at 1:25 when he is asked if he knows any gay players. The response, "Not that I know of." This seems like a cover line rather than the truth. If he had answered, "Yes," it would have been followed up with, "Who?" He ducked out of that topic. It's the quarterback scramble.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Mar 21, 2014 1:02:52 AM

  4. yes, a great statement, but if it were really true, wouldn't there be dozens of out nfl players already? it could be true among the players he's friends with, or maybe they're telling him what they think he wants to hear - there's a disconnect from reality in his comments.

    Posted by: northalabama | Mar 21, 2014 1:39:47 AM

  5. At least Michael Sam improved his combine numbers at his Mizzou pro day yesterday, so he's improved his draft stock slightly.

    So despite everything, the real question now is "has he done enough?" to truly make his sexual orientation a genuine non-factor.

    Posted by: Jerry | Mar 21, 2014 2:27:56 AM

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