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About That Silly Dungy/Sam Controversy July 22, 2014

Posted by geoff in News.

Quite the hubbub over Tony Dungy’s recent statement that he wouldn’t have picked Michael Sam for his roster because of the distraction (Michael Sam is the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL). See, for example: Tony Dungy: I wouldn’t have taken Michael Sam.

But the hubbub itself proves Dungy right. When you can’t make a simple statement of opinion without it turning into a battleground for social justice types, it’s pretty clear why many a coach might shy away from that situation.



1. Michael - July 22, 2014

All the more reason to recall that it was Branch Rickey’s decision to break the color barrier in major league baseball, even though now we seem to give all the credit to Jackie Robinson.

2. skinbad - July 22, 2014

If the guy had “can’t miss” talent and teams passed on him because they didn’t want to deal with the media circus, you might have a story. That’s not the case here.

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