This is a video of Dale Hansen, a Dallas sportscaster. In just over two minutes, he explains why there are no excuses for homophobia in the NFL (or in the world). And he ends with a quote from Audre Lorde. This is everything I thought it could be and more.
For every front office, every GM, saying, “Well, I won’t draft him, because I just don’t know about the locker room,” is not only homophobic, but doesn’t trust that his players are adults. This is an elite sports league, the locker room should reflect professionalism. Michael Sam’s sexual orientation does not matter. His ability to excel in this sport matters, and his future is greater than any of the hate and negativity any front office can offer.