Hansen said Sam, who’s expected to be drafted by the NFL in the third to fifth round, should be welcome as the first openly gay player in the NFL, a league which has welcomed players who have committed domestic abuse, rape, murder and done drugs.
“You love another man. Well, now you’ve gone too far,” Hansen said about the reactions to Sam’s coming out.
Hansen continued to say the nation and the NFL should celebrate the differences of its players, adding that he might not understand what it’s like to be gay.
“I’m not always comfortable when a man tells me he’s gay. I don’t understand his world,” he said. “But I do understand that he’s part of mine.”
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