On Sunday, The New York Times published a letter/article by NFL Linebacker Scott Fujita on the topic of gay marriage, specifically California Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage.
Normally when athletes speak out on social issues, the end result is not good. In fact, when I hear that an athlete has voiced his or her opinion on a social or political matter, I cringe and hope they didn’t stick their foot too far into their mouth, shedding a negative light on their sport and its respective fans.
In this regard, Fujita’s article was different. Aside from the fact that I am biased and happen to agree with every word he wrote, his was a well thought out piece full of facts and personal testimony that let the audience know that this wasn’t some jock spouting off nonsense at the mouth.
Scott Fujita came across as a guy who genuinely cares about the issue and how it impacts our nation going forward — specifically the impact it will have on our children and how they view our nation’s...