coach: ‚We’re super proud of Michael‘ Wade Davis: NFL is ready Casserly: Sam’s draft prospects Will locker room accept Sam?Drawing from his own experience, Davis spent the past few days counseling the University of Missouri’s Michael Sam before the defensive end announced Sunday via The New York Times and ESPN that he is gay and plans to become the first openly gay player in NFL history.On Monday, Davis told NFL Network’s NFL AM he believes the league is ready for Sam. There’s just so much more visibility for LGBT individuals, Davis said.
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I guarantee it will (welcome him), Davis said. All locker rooms have one kind of identity: ‚I can mess with you, but no one else can.‘ And I’m sure that his teammates will say, ‚This guy can play.
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His main focus was, ‚How can I get this hoopla out of the way so I can start training?‘ Davis believes Sam’s announcement is a positive step for other gay athletes. Whenever you have someone kind of living their own truths, it changes the world for the better, Davis said Telvin Smith Jersey. I can’t say whether or not it’ll start having other players to come out, but I think his visibility is transformative in itself.
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But when I was in my own silence, that was really when I was kind of at my worst Dan Marino Jersey. Davis was not open about his sexuality during his brief stints with the Tennessee Titans, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. However, Davis said he isn’t worried about a locker room accepting Sam as a teammate.
Davis said when he was playing football, the locker room was the place he felt comfortable. Playing the game of football was actually one of the safest places for me to be, he said. When I was with my teammates or my friends, I was good there.
The SEC is probably like the minor leagues of the NFL, so if he could survive there, do an amazing job there and be accepted there, the NFL will be no different. Davis said one reason Sam decided to come out before to the NFL Scouting Combine was to get the media frenzy out of the way so he can concentrate on football.’Jerry Smith: A Football Life’The life of gayRedskins tight endJerry Smith will be chronicled when the special re-airs Wednesday at 9 p The Official Shop Green Bay Packers Fanatics Elite Jersey.
You’ll see them on TV. There are so many players now who have openly gay family members, whether they’re brothers, sisters, aunts or cousins. I think that the world’s just very different now, so the conversations that weren’t being had when I was playing are being had now.
‚ Michael is a football player through and through. It speaks to the idea that his team that played in the SEC loved him, embraced him. He was a team leader — so I don’t think that he’ll have a problem in the NFL, either.