Found May 05, 2013 on The Sports Blitz:
PLAYERS: Asante Samuel
TEAMS: Atlanta Falcons
Asante Samuel of the Atlanta Falcons wants people to focus on athletes for the sport they play, not for their sexuality. Samuel makes an interesting point in a roundabout way. There is no prize, Presidential phone call, Oprah interview and etc, for being heterosexual, so why is being homosexual rewarded? The simple answer is anytime you do something different or new, it gets a lot of attention.... Read more
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