They both apologised let's all just move on.
if it were up to me, the racism / homophobia would come with a zero-tolerance policy.
lemme be commissioner for a day.
This will be my last post on the issue as we aren't going to change each others opinions. All I will say though is if you where the commisioner would you ban black players for life who say 'ni**er'?
If so thats probably 90% of the black players gone.
Come on man, you're better than that. I highly doubt the word ni**er is as rampant as you describe. Funny thing is that as a black man I can't remember the last time I've said it. Contrary to popular belief, being black doesn't automatically substitute all proper nouns with nigga.
ANYWAY, Sam did NOT do well in the combine. He looked like he did not prepare. He seemed to have fell off a bit. I cannot say with confidence that I think he would have been drafted the same if he hadn't come out BUT I have a hard time figuring out which way he would have went. Maybe coming out gave him a sort of f*cked up affirmative action, but that wouldn't make sense because if he doesn't produce than the Rams look incompetent. Maybe he fell a couple spots because of it, but that wouldn't make sense because the Rams don't NEED any D lineman. I really hope the Rams took this guy on to fill a role because if not they will look pretty stupid and potentially lose face. Cut him and people may get riled up because "They must have cut him because he's gay." If they play him and he doesn't produce "They only have him on the team because he's gay and they want to look good." Damned if you do, damned if you don't. They need to get him in top form and make him a force in the NFL.
Sam f*cked himself over with this. He decided to take on this role as the first openly gay NFL player....before being an NFL player. This is his personal life and if I were him I wouldn't have said anything because that's my business. He has no reason to make himself the poster child for homosexuality in the NFL. When he did that he put that burden on his shoulders and will probably never be remembered for his play. Maybe it's just me, but I wouldn't want my loved ones thrown in the limelight and have all that pressure put on them. Let the play speak. His sex life should not matter...actually it doesn't. This is the NFL, play f*cking ball.
If I'm not making any sense I'm sorry, I've had a few drinks.