On Tuesday, Michael Sam responded to comments made by Tony Dungy where the latter said Monday that he wouldn't want the former Missouri Tigers star on his team. Dungy didn't say it specifically, but the ex-Colts coach essentially said he wouldn't take Sam on his team because he was openly gay and would serve as a "distraction" to the rest of his teammates.
Sam responded by saying he was happy that Dungy wasn't calling the shots for the Rams during the most recent NFL Draft.
"Thank God he wasn't the St. Louis Rams coach," said Sam. "I have a lot of respect for Coach Dungy. And like everyone in America everyone is entitled to their own opinions."
Regardless of how where you stand with Sam playing in the NFL, I think we can all agree that it was a solid response by the rookie. It was both tempered and classy enough to stifle any further controversy and that is exactly what Sam wants while trying to latch onto an NFL roster.
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