The big story today is former head coach Tony Dungy telling the world that he would not have drafted Micheal Sam out of not wanting to deal with the whole first openly gay player thing. On some level I understand what he means. I don’t think the man is a homophobic person, but just doesn’t want to deal with the media distraction it would bring by drafting Micheal Sam.
“I wouldn’t have taken him. Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”
In just looking at it on a superficial level I take his words and move on, it’s really not that big of a fuckin deal to me. But then I remember, wasn’t this the same guy vouching for Micheal Vick’s return to the NFL after being convicted of brutally killing, beating, and fighting dogs? You’re telling me that you would stand behind that murderer and choose to withstand the media distraction that that whole fiasco brought on but a gay player would too much?
I’m not offended by his opinion as he has the right to it, but the more I think about it the more I’m just flat out annoyed by it. In what fuckin world is sticking your dick in your consenting partner’s ass a bigger headache media wise than a man who murders dogs!?
With all that I haven’t even gotten to the portion about Tony Dungy being an African American, it wasn’t too long ago that white owners were worried about the distractions of adding the first black player to their team.
Have your opinions, whatever they may be. But at least be consistent when you decide to open your mouth.