NFL draft prospect Michael Sam publicly came out as gay last month. Whether it is or not, the NFL should be ready. The year is 2014. This should not even be news, but it is. Does anyone come out as Heterosexual? No. Why? Because some seem to find it difficult to understand that people like the same gender, and expect everyone to be straight.
Anyway, the players most likely will accept it. I’m sure his teammates will be supportive, just like his college teammates were. However it is highly possible opposition players will wind him up. But he’ll have to be strong and ignore it, or if it gets out of hand report it, just like you would for racism.
The fans, however may have a problem. Many Americans are still hardcore Christians and see being gay as a sin. Some players will see it like this. But we must remember, Jesus taught us to love everyone.