imgresWhen Missouri DE Michael Sam came out as gay, there was a wave of support, including from  the First Lady, Michelle Obama. Though, Sam claimed his family was supportive, it was revealed that his father wasn’t okay with the news.


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Michael Sam, Sr. was dining at the local Denny’s when he received a text on his birthday from his namesake that read:  “Dad, I’m gay.” Startled by the news, the older Sam exited the restaurant.

“I couldn’t eat no more, so I went to Applebee’s to have drinks,” Sam Sr. told the New York Times. “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment.”

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The self described “old school” dad wasn’t fond of the idea of  a gay player in the NFL, even though it could be his son.

However, Michael Sam, Sr. is singing a different  tune today. Though shocked by the news, he stated in an interview with NBC that  “no matter what, he’s my son and I still love him.” He doesn’t doubt he can make a NFL team because from a young age, the younger Michael “wanted to make something of himself.”

Sam is looking to become the first active known gay player in the NFL.

-Chika Dunu (smearedmascaraa)

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