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Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy Says He NEVER Would Have Drafted Michael Sam! And His Reason Is So Hypocritical, It’s Gonna Make You Sick!

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In the 7th round, with the 249th overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, the St. Louis Rams selected Michael Sam, making him the first openly gay player ever drafted by a professional football team.

But if Tony Dungy had any say, it never would have happened.

The former Indianapolis Colts coach, who makes no secret of his own conservatism and evangelical faith, told a Tampa Bay paper this week:

"I wouldn't have taken him. Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to deal with all of it. It's not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.”

Dungy is just the latest in a long line of analysts who worry that despite Sam’s skills and talents on the field, the media attention that he is currently receiving will be a distraction to his fellow players and to the Rams organization.

And maybe the media attention IS distracting.

But what we find interesting is that Mr. Dungy feels the frenzy surrounding Michael Sam is more plaguing to a team than say, the media frenzy the surrounded Michael Vick.

Or Tim Tebow.

Dungy had no problem supporting those quarterbacks at the height of their infamy. Dungy even mentored Vick personally in 2009 following his release from prison after serving his sentence for dogfighting.

He also told Tim Tebow to be patient because sooner or later, he would wind up in the right place in the NFL.

So if those two, who are both the epitome of team distraction, are worthy of making an NFL team, why not Michael Sam?

Maybe it’s because Tony Dungy is against gay rights.

Actually, scratch that. Not maybe. Definitely.

In 2007, Dungy backed an amendment to the Indiana constitution that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. He also joined forces with the Indiana Family Institute, a faith-based organization that fights to ban gay marriage as well as promote pro-life legislature.

Michael Sam and the St. Louis Rams start training camp on Friday. Will there be cameras there? Of course. Will reporters probably ask Sam’s teammates what it’s been like playing with the league's first openly gay player? Most likely.

But thankfully, Rams coach Jeff Fisher isn’t concerned about distractions like those, unlike Tony Dungy. All Coach Fisher is concerned about is winning.

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11 comments to “Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy Says He NEVER Would Have Drafted Michael Sam! And His Reason Is So Hypocritical, It’s Gonna Make You Sick!”

  1. Joe says – reply to this


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    First of all he is not the first openly gay player. A guy in the 70's came out. Second just because you dont like what he said he has a right to say/feel it. Go back to getting a pay check from the Kartrashians and talk about them. POS!

  2. texasannie says – reply to this


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    who cares? Dungy has a right to feel however he does. Getting sick of all the intolerant people out there. believe as we do or you're evil. who gives a shit?

  3. hypocritard says – reply to this


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    The troll is an homophobe old tard..

  4. one sided says – reply to this


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    Tony can have an opinion just like everyone else, just because you dont agree with him doesn't mean hes a terrible person. Go ahead and call yourself a hypocrite…

  5. char says – reply to this


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    People have a right to their opinion, your kind just want to shove that filth down everybody's throat!!!



  6. 6

    He's right. Everything in the upcoming season for the Rams is going to be about their gay player. The best move would be to cut him in the preseason.

  7. tacogirl says – reply to this


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    SO WHAT?!…..You are Such an Idiot…You try to turn everything into something
    against gay people….He has a business…Maybe this has brought up things he'll
    have to deal with in business that he would rather Not if he can
    Its his right to do what he wants….
    If I had a business and I thought there was something that Might be detremental,
    I'd do the same, Nothing to do with an opinion of gay or straight
    Boy, If people dont agree with you, they are bad people…YOU ARE A BAD PERSON

  8. @v@ says – reply to this


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    It shouldn't make you sick. Some people don't like to deal with and aren't keen on a big individual circus because it's a team sport. The novelty of it will die down and then any gay player or management won't have to think twice. Any team lacking on his position will want the guy. Time smooths all.

  9. logan says – reply to this


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    please know something about sports/football even in the slightest before you write an article on it. michael vicks talent level was way above the distractions, it didnt matter what his situation was because he was one of the best players in the league at the time. Michael sams talent level is no where near that of michael vicks. there's a reason he went so late in the draft: he's not that great of a player. dungy doesnt care if hes gay or straight, he knows that it wasnt a good move because his talent doesnt outweigh the distractions. and nobody would know better than dungy, in my opinion the greatest coach in nfl history next to lombardi.



  10. 10

    I don't agree with what he said but we are all entitled to our opinion. Do not bully people to conform to your ideals.

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


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    Re: logan – Nicely put. Michael Sams being drafted by a pro team already has Sam in an elite category as a player, but know you mean comparatively. His stats could blow up once he's comfortable/confident and hits his mature stride barring injury. There are a lot of players who can become superstars with the right club/coach/fit.