Pathetic: NFL Officials Asked Teams to Consider Signing Michael Sam

Posted by on Sep 05, 2014 at 7:41 am

Hundreds of players were cut from NFL teams last week, but only one player was special enough to have league officials call around trying to get him a job.

Gee, we wonder why that might have been?

According to NBC’s Peter King, NFL officials called teams around the league to gauge their interest in signing former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, to their practice squads.

The Cowboys signed Sam to their practice squad Wednesday. Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams but didn’t make the Rams’ 53-man roster.

King reported the news about Sam during the pre-game show before NBC’s coverage of  the NFL regular-season opener between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

“The Rams waived Michael Sam, the first openly gay player trying to make an NFL roster, he was unemployed for two days,” King said. “During that time a league official contacted multiple teams asking if they had evaluated Sam as a probable practice squad player.”

Now you have hundreds of players scratching their heads wondering why they don’t matter. If the league is trying to foster resentment against a player for getting special privileges, then job well done. What would have been delicious is if the Washington Redskins signed him. Now that would have left the agitators truly baffled.

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9 Responses to “Pathetic: NFL Officials Asked Teams to Consider Signing Michael Sam”

  1. WTP on 5/05/14 at 9:31 am

    “Every single player who didn’t make the cut should come out as gay.”

    I once thought of trying that. Layoffs were on the horizon and as I was shopping one weekend I came across a pair of flip-flops “on sale” for $60. Now normally I wouldn’t be in the market for such, but I figured if I bought them and kept the receipt, possibly I could use it as proof I was gay and thus if laid off I could claim discrimination. Damn metrosexuals screwed the pooch on that one for me.

  2. Tetlo Interdonato on 5/05/14 at 11:13 am

    Comrade Kommissar holder would have filed hate crimes charges if some team didn’t sign him up.

  3. eee on 5/05/14 at 11:36 am

    He came well equipped with that adorable ‘power bottom’ lover from his draft footage lovefest!

  4. newguy40 on 5/05/14 at 11:38 am

    How did we go from “the love that dare not speak its name” to “the love that will not shut the *bleep* up?”

  5. Bob on 5/05/14 at 3:23 pm

    Wjy not go all the way and require every team to have one homosexual? And one Transsexual.

  6. David Williams on 5/05/14 at 5:28 pm

    Sam was an average player who was drafted by an NFL team – the job was his to win or lose based solely on his ability. Now he’s only a PR tool and his ability means nothing. He’s no longer a football player – only a token queer for the NFL.

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