TMZ Sports is reporting that they have spoken to a “bisexual NFL player” who’s “offended” because out NFL-er Michael Sam said other gay men in the league are less courageous because they don’t want to come out.
The player — who didn’t want to be identified by name — has played in the league for several seasons and says he’s open about his sexuality with close friends.
But when the player read Sam’s recent comments about gay men in the league — he was offended.
Specifically, the player was upset when Sam said … “I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL.”
The player’s response — “As a bisexual man, I just feel like Michael Sam does not speak for all gay men.”
“He has his own opinion … but DON’T say that we don’t have the courage to come out. It’s totally wrong. Just speak for yourself. No one else.”
I think it goes without saying that if you’re accused of not having the courage to come out, and then you don’t while giving a news outlet an interview, you’ve basically proven Michael Sam right.
The unnamed player added that “the NFL isn’t ready for people to be open about it. Or the General Managers for that matter.”
Mr. Anonymous also threw out a final swipe at Sam, saying that he had his chance, but, “I just don’t think he performed well.”