Add 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the list of players who say they’d be fine with Michael Sam, the openly gay former Missouri defensive end, in their locker rooms.
Kaepernick said in an interview with Michele Steele on ESPN that no one in the 49ers’ locker room would have an issue with Sam.
“I think when he steps into that locker room everyone’s going to know that he’s there to help us win games,” Kaepernick said. “And that’s why you’re in the NFL, to help us win games. No one cares if you’re black, white, straight, gay, Christian, Jewish, whatever it may be.”
That seems to be the prevailing sentiment in the NFL: Sam may become a trailblazer as the NFL’s first openly gay player, but the team he plays for will welcome him as just one more player who can help the team win.