Michael Sam has been the topic of discussion since the beginning of the month. Current and former players have all chimed in with their opinions on whether or not Sam will be welcomed in the locker room.
Former Dallas Cowboy Greg Ellis isn’t worried about if Sam is welcomed in the locker room. Ellis was on ESPN Radio in Dallas and said that he was more concerned with Sam patting his teammates on the butt.
“If he pats somebody on the butt — I hope ESPN don’t get mad and never have me back — but if he pats somebody on the butt, how is that to be received? If he does that how is that to be received? If he said, ‘Come on baby’? I called guys baby all the time on the football field, but when you have taken a stand and went and go public and say that, ‘I am gay,’ how is that going to be received? I’ve seen guys, I had guys on the Dallas Cowboys football team — I won’t mention names — who did not want you to pat them on their butt. So God forbid if you pat one of those guys on the butt it’s going to be a major problem.”
I respect the Ellis’ honesty but he couldn’t be more wrong about this. Saying that this could become a major problem is just crazy. I really think this is going to be a non-issue.
The only thing most players are going to worry about is Sam’s play on the field.