When college football star Michael Sam announced he was gay and became poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL, he immediately was greeted with tons of support. But there are also those who don't like the idea of a gay player in the NFL. Among those is Sam's own father.
Michael Sam Sr. tells the New York Times he felt sick when his son told him he was gay last week and is struggling with the news. He says he was eating at a Denny's when he suddenly received a text message from his son saying he was gay. Michael Sr. says, "I couldn’t eat no more, so I went to Applebee’s to have drinks. I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment. "He adds, "I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy." He says he loves his son and hopes he makes it to the NFL, but he admits he doesn't like the idea of a gay player.
Michael Jr. says he anticipated that kind of reaction from his father and the rest of his family. Maybe his father will feel a little better about the situation when he gets drafted and signs a monster contract. (New York Times)