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04/19/2007


Rush Limbaugh Asks Offensive Question About Michael Sam and the NFL Showers: AUDIO

RushlimbaughIn an all-too-expected reaction, Rush Limbaugh took to the airwaves on Wednesday to stake his right wing claim on the topic of out football player Michael Sam.

Media Matters reported on the statement:

LIMBAUGH: By the way, I probably shouldn't ask this, but if it's OK for a man who has sex with other men to be in a shower in an NFL locker room with other men, is it OK for a guy to be in a shower with women?

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Stephen Colbert Can't Believe the NFL Might Be Sullied with a Gay Player: VIDEO

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Stephen Colbert is very upset about Michael Sam's coming out and feels as though his chances of being drafted have been shot.

Said Colbert:

"Michael Sam's only choice is to go back into the closet. Mike, we'll pretend you're not gay as long as you pretend we're not bigots."

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Jonathan Vilma Clarifies His Concerns About Gays Looking at Him in the Locker Room: VIDEO

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Last week, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma gave an interview to NFL Networks' Andrea Kramer in which he expressed concern about openly gay players looking at him in the shower.

Said Vilma:

"I think he would not be accepted as much as we think he would be accepted. I don't want people to just naturally assume, oh, we're all homophobic. That's really not the case. Imagine if he's the guy next to me, and you know, I get dressed, naked, taking a shower, the whole nine, and it just so happens he looks at me, how am I supposed to respond?"

Vilma appeared on CNN's AC360 last night to clarify his remarks:

"It was a poor illustration of the example I was trying to give on the context, so I do apologize for that...I was trying to explain that whenever you have change into something that's been set in stone for so long, something that's been going for so long, that change always comes with a little resistance."

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One thing that folks haven't noted is that it's not the first time Vilma has made questionable comments. In 2011 he tweeted this impromptu remark, explaining manliness:

"Grown men should NOT hav female tendencies. Period."

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Rachel Maddow on Mizzou's Amazing Snowy Tribute to Michael Sam's Coming Out: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow reported on a heartwarming tribute that University of Missouri students created for defensive end Michael Sam to show support for his coming out on Sunday night.

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'Morning Joe' Talks Up the Topic of Michael Sam and Gays in the NFL: VIDEO

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MSNBC's Morning Joe this morning took up the story of Michael Sam's coming out and whether a gay player will be accepted in the NFL.

Said Thomas Roberts: "If the league can overlook alleged murderers, wife beaters, and people who don’t pay child support, I don’t think letting in a nice clean-cut gay guy is going to hurt anybody."

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Michelle Obama Tweets Support to Michael Sam for Coming Out

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Michelle Obama is among gay Missouri star Michael Sam's supporters.

Tweeted FLOTUS: M_sam

"You're an inspiration to all of us, @MikeSamFootball. We couldn't be prouder of your courage both on and off the field. -mo"

Sam replied: "@FLOTUS Thank you for your kind words, humbled by your support."

And predictions from bigoted, anonymous NFL execs we posted about this morning appear to be having some resonance in reality, SB Nation reports:

Nowhere did Sam slip further and faster down the rankings than he did at CBS Sports' NFLDraftScout.com, overseen by Rob Rang. He was the 10th-ranked defensive end on Sunday night. On Monday morning, the site had him as the 14th-ranked defensive end. The most noticeable fall came on the overall player rankings at CBS, where Sam went from 90th in the hours after he came out on Sunday night to 160th on Monday morning.

SB Nation adds:

One round or another, Michael Sam's going to the NFL, and like any player, his life off the field will be an afterthought for message boards and comment threads once he establishes himself on the field.

The Jackie Robinson comparisons are apt. Michael Sam is breaking down barriers for acceptance and equality. It's new territory for pro football and sports in general. But, sadly, there's nothing new about how he'll be treated by the NFL Draft analysis machine.


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