I'm certain all of you have heard by now that Michael Sam, the Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year 2014 for the SEC has announced that he is gay. A graduate of University of Missouri, Michael is expected to be drafted this May into the NFL as the first openly gay football player. Many have said that the SEC is the "minor league for the NFL." So, he must be very good!
Congratulations to you Michael Sam! It takes tremendous courage to do what you have done. It takes a mental strength that goes beyond your physical strength. It takes mental muscles to begin this journey that has never been traveled. Congratulations!!!
Many will feel that the bastion of masculinity has been invaded with fairy dust. Many will hide their bigotry and hatefulness behind the troll nation on the internet and say things so detestable; one will question 'what planet are they living on.' Forget them as they have nothing to do with you.
Forget all that Michael. Most of the people who will attempt to invade your mind with hate most likely are not very happy with their lives and as we all know "misery loves company."
So, Michael Sam go live your life and enjoy being free. Because you are free, your life will be even more enjoyable and you will be an inspiration to many whom you will never meet.
Until the next time,