Essay about Homosexuality and Sports
In Edmuson article he talks about how playing sports helps people build their character or damage it, how being gay and playing sports is hard. Another thing Edmuson article talks about is how most athletes are taught that homosexuality is wrong …show more content…
Michael Sam a linebacker for Mizzou has recently came out that he is gay. In this article, just like the article on Brittney Griner, talks about the hard times Michael had when he came out about his sexuality. Unlike Griner Michael was able to come out during college about his sexuality. One of the biggest issues Michael had to face was if the NFL was going to draft a gay player or not and if any agency will take him on just because hes gay. The reason Michael came out about his sexuality before pro day so that way it gives the coaches time to let it sink in that he is gay.
Michael was lucky enough that an agency wanted him to sign with not just because he is gay but because he is an outstanding football player. The agency that signed Michael was Empire Athletes. When Michael had told his whole team that he was gay no one went and told the media about it. Some of them had already known and some were shocked but after it sunk in they all embraced him. Besides the fact that Michael is gay he had lead his team to win the Cotton Bowl and he also lead the SEC in sacks.
Most people can't seem to get past the point that he is gay to see that he is an outstanding