TV Sportscaster Goes on Defense for Gay Athlete

WFAA's Dale Hansen says it's time for the NFL to "celebrate" Michael Sam.
3:00 | 02/12/14

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While some pundits are questioning whether an openly gay athlete would impact the world of football the support from Michael Sam is pouring in. -- -- NFL history when he announced that he was gay just months before the draft. The NFL hopefuls one of the best defensive players and could be chosen early in this year's draft which could make him the first openly gay player in the major American sports. The announcement has sparked some controversy -- Dallas sports -- WS ATs and dale Hansen have this Tuesday. I'm not always comfortable when a man tells me he's -- I don't understand his world but I do understand that he's part of mind. Civil rights activist -- -- said. It is not our differences that divide us it is our inability to recognize except and celebrate those differences. We've always been able to recognize -- some of us except him. And I want to believe that there will be a day -- we do celebrate him. One place for -- is not getting support is in his own home his dad Michael's -- senior told the New York Times he became distraught when he heard the news. -- he didn't want his grandkids raised and that kind of environment.

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