While many in the football world will take the pragmatic approach to draft prospect Michael Sam’s announcement that he’s gay, there has been support as well.
One of those messages came from Giants co-owner Steve Tisch,
“Michael Sam is a gifted athlete and a courageous man,” Tisch said in a brief interview with TMZ, via the Newark Star-Ledger.
Tisch said he hoped Sam’s story would not change his draft status.
“I hope any NFL team would not hesitate to draft Michael if he is right for their team,” Tisch said.
That still leaves plenty of room for coaches to tell their owners he might not fit the team, but the support from ownership is a positive step.