Days after Missouri defensive end and NFL draft prospect Michael Sam's ground-breaking announcement that he's gay, NFL commissioener Roger Goodell expressed support for him.
Goodell, who has a gay brother, commented on Sam at Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition “Wall Street Project” in New York City. The Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year is projected as a third-round to fifth-round draft target and is set to become the first openly gay player in the NFL.
“Good for him,” Goodell said. “He’s proud of who he is and had the courage to say it. Now he wants to play football. We have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. We will have further training and make sure that everyone understands our commitment. We truly believe in diversity and this is an opportunity to demonstrate it.”
Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider
Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
OCT 30 Seth Schwartz
From the NFL to the CFL to the WFL and the USFL, Johnnie Walton's career was one for the ages.
OCT 28 Jeff Fedotin
Hated on by fans, San Diego’s quarterback is having an MVP-caliber year.
OCT 26 Joel Corry
The Tampa Bay defensive tackle cashes in for $95.2 million.