NFLPA doesn't think Sam will have a problem in the locker room
While different teams come out and say they would be accepting of drafting openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.
While different teams come out and say they would be accepting of drafting openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam. The president of the NFL Players Association Domonique Foxworth doesn't think Sam will have a problem in the locker room.
"I know that the union will accept him with open arms, as will our players," Foxworth said via ESPN.
Foxworth acknowledged that although Sam may encounter some "difficult patches," players would be accepting of his lifestyle. "The team's gonna build up around their teammate, and it's going to galvanize the team," Foxworth said.
Sam confided in his Missouri teammates last August, before the team went on a (12-2) run with Sam recording 11.5 sacks. Sam was named the SEC defensive player of the year for the 2013 season proving that it is possible for a locker room to rally around and support teammates of different lifestyles.
"That type of stuff is what makes you build up around a guy, and Missouri seemed to have a pretty good season." Foxworth said. "So I expect whatever team he goes to is not going to be adversely affected. If anything, they could be positively affected by adding a man like that.