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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    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.
    Not to mention the PR value.
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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.
    It worked for Jason Collins.
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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 apdst View Post
    It worked for Jason Collins.
    What worked? Collins was a professional basketball player before he came out as gay. What are you getting at?

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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.
    Because he knew the story was going to come out anyway and he wanted to control the story, instead of being controlled by it.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

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    Because he knew the story was going to come out anyway and he wanted to control the story, instead of being controlled by it.
    He wanted to create job security...LOL!!! Just like Jason Collins. Collins was out of the NBA, before he came out of the closet.
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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 Tralfamadore View Post
    What worked? Collins was a professional basketball player before he came out as gay. What are you getting at?
    A professional basketball player that no one had ever heard of and who was fixing to find himself in the real world, looking for gainful employment.
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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 apdst View Post
    He wanted to create job security...LOL!!! Just like Jason Collins. Collins was out of the NBA, before he came out of the closet.
    the fact that you have no idea what you are talking about suggests that you have an ideological reason to say this.

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

    I can't believe being gay was an issue in the NFL?
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Because he knew the story was going to come out anyway and he wanted to control the story, instead of being controlled by it.
    which is a smart choice ...and more believable than the " tired of living a lie" argument.

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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
    He wanted to create job security...LOL!!! Just like Jason Collins. Collins was out of the NBA, before he came out of the closet.
    He became a free agent after he came out as being gay. He was out of the NBA for like a few months.

    So, no.

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