tweet of the week

The awesome tweet of the week goes to retired NFL receiver Donte Stallworth, who responded to a hypothetical question about recently out former Missouri defensive linemanplayer Michael Sam, who if drafted would become the first openly gay NFL football player.

Former coach Herm Edwards asked, “Can the players handle the media attention they are going to get when they get the question asked, ‘Are you okay with a gay teammate?'” in an ESPN interview Sunday night, claiming that intense media scrutiny might discourage a team from drafting Sam.

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…

— Donte’ Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) February 10, 2014

Stallworth goes on to talk about how any team who can’t handle the media scrutiny of an event they can actually get a jump on will definitely not be able to handle the media scrutiny of unplanned occurrences throughout the year.  Furthermore, with the number of arrests and court appearances that players make  in any given year (hint… Aaron Hernandez) should be the real media spectacle.

 

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the ramblings of a medical professional by day, judgmental ginger by night
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