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Thread: Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player [W:282]

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It's news, because he's gay and that if he hadn't come out of the closet, he wouldn't have been picked, at all.
    I don't think his coming out affected his stock all that much. If anything he hurt it as teams don't want a 7th rounder to be a huge distraction. He was a projected 3rd rounder at the end of the season and his stock certainly tumbled with his poor combined, but I don't think it would've kicked him all the way out if he hadn't come out.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    he might, but I think he's gonna have a very tough time overcoming his glaring weaknesses...
    Definitely. Especially on the Rams where he's not going to get to play much with their D-line.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    How do you know that? He was a good enough player to take a late round chance on.
    Why else would he come out of the closet? Because he figgered he wouldn't get picked, otherwise.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by RogueWarrior View Post
    Co-winner defensive player of the year for the SEC
    I wonder when the other winner got drafted.

    Ahh google is my friend

    CJ Mosley 17th pick first round versus 249th

    Just an observation, not a criticism.
    Mosley is a bit undersized, but he got athletics going for him.... strong and fast
    I think that dude is gonna be a force at ILB within a few years... athletics and instincts, he got em in spades.

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    He's a good player, and I wish him well. Congratulations!

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why else would he come out of the closet? Because he figgered he wouldn't get picked, otherwise.
    I've heard it was because enough people knew already there was no chance of him keeping it a secret. Better that way than being outed by someone else.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    the anti-gay crowd hate this because he was drafted exactly where he was projected early in the process. He is an tween guy and some can be learned. He may make the team and he will likely be a mediocre player. He got no special treatment for being gay and likely only got passed over by a team or two. He has skills just not the body for the NFL as a starter. The real question would be if he had 20 lbs more muscle and 2 inches and didn't get drafted until now. But good luck to him. He will go to mini camp.

    Now it is a story in part because he is gay and open about it. (there have been plenty of gay NFL players) But like when any barrier is broken it is news.

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why else would he come out of the closet? Because he figgered he wouldn't get picked, otherwise.
    That seems like pure speculation to me.

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Why else would he come out of the closet? Because he figgered he wouldn't get picked, otherwise.
    Jeez, I don't know. Maybe because he was tired of living a lie. Maybe because he knew it would come out eventually - hell all of his Missouri teammates knew. But trust you to come up with the most dishonest and disrespectful explanation possible. Congratulations
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by Tralfamadore View Post
    That seems like pure speculation to me.
    Particularly nasty speculation, fueled by ... well, I won't say it. But we can all guess the reasons for that post.
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