I agree with Dallas sports anchor Dale Hansen's commentary pertaining to Michael Sam wanting to enter the NFL draft. Here is what Mr. Hansen said:
"Several NFL officials are telling Sports Illustrated it will hurt him on draft day because a gay player wouldn't be welcome in an NFL locker room. It would be uncomfortable, because that's a man's world.
"You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots? You're the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft.
"You kill people while driving drunk? That guy's welcome.
"Players caught in hotel rooms with illegal drugs and prostitutes? We know they're welcome.
"Players accused of rape and pay the woman to go away?
"You lie to police trying to cover up a murder?
"We're comfortable with that.
"You love another man? Well, now you've gone too far!"
The United States is evolving in its acceptance of gay men and it is about time for the NFL to evolve. Historically, African-Americans are the ones pushing the boundaries as to what is acceptable and what is not.
Homer Gee Greene Jr.