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Washington lobbyist drafting a bill to ban gay athletes from NFL
Feb25

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 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."

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

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