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Washington lobbyist drafting a bill to ban gay athletes from NFL

Washington lobbyist drafting a bill to ban gay athletes from NFL

LAST UPDATED // Tuesday, 25 February 2014 12:50 Written by // Cec Busby

Washington DC lobbyist Jack Burkman is drafting a bill to ban gay athletes from joining the NFL.

According to a story on Burkman made his decision to draft the legislation after reading of potential NFL draft, Michael Sam’s coming out.

”We are losing our decency as a nation,” Burkman said in a statement. "Imagine your son being forced to shower with a gay man. That’s a horrifying prospect for every mom in the country. What in the world has this nation come to?”

Burkman finished with: “If the NFL has no morals and no values, then Congress must find values for it.”

Meanwhile, Sam, who made headlines recently for coming out as gay – making him potentially the first out NFL player in the league should he be  successful in the draft – was hoping media could concentrate on his ball skills rather than his sexuality.

In a press conference on Saturday Sam said:  "Well, heck yeah, I wish you guys [the media] would just say, 'Michael Sam, how's football going? How's training going?’ I would love for you to ask me that question. But it is what it is. And I just wish you guys would just see me as Michael Sam the football player instead of Michael Sam the gay football player."


Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and

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