Washington lobbyist drafting a bill to ban gay athletes from NFL
Washington DC lobbyist Jack Burkman is drafting a bill to ban gay athletes from joining the NFL.
According to a story on thehill.com 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."