MIAMI, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Former NFL player Donte' Stallworth came out in support of gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam after ESPN analyst Herm Edwards and others questioned whether the defensive player’s sexual orientation would affect his draft status.
In my experience, if your organization can't "handle media coverage", they will suck on the field anyway... but hey, there's always 2015...— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) February 10, 2014Advertisement
“If any NFL team can’t ‘handle the media coverage’ of drafting Sam, then your team is already a loser on the field… let me tell you why,” Stallworth wrote in a series of tweets.
“There are a multitude of issues that can arise in the long duration of an NFL season … some on the field, some off the field. You won’t have any idea what that on the field/off the field situation is until it’s already upon you and the entire organization, which means that with drafting Michael Sam, you get a jump start on controlling the ‘media coverage’ right from the onset.”