All this type of bullshit will end once enough gay football players come out, as Michael Sam bravely did, but until then…fuck you, Herm Edwards, you were a crappy coach and you’re an incoherent homophobe to boot:
In a disjointed interview on Sunday, former NFL head coach Herm Edwards compared Michael Sam’s sexual orientation to “off the field issues” and said the openly gay prospect will bring “baggage” to a locker room.
“When you go into the draft, look at it this way. Let’s say Michael Sams (sic) is not a gay player, but he’s a player that has some issues, off the field issues. The thing you talk about in the organization with the GM and obviously the owner is, can we handle this guy? Can we handle the media that’s going to come along with his situations?” Edwards, a former coach for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, said on ESPN.
Update. I heeded Comrade Jake‘s advice to watch the whole interview before judging and indeed it’s not as bad as the excerpts sounded. Edwards may also be drunk during the interview.
But you know…when they go on and on about the locker room as a “bonding place”, I’ve got to wonder about homophobia among a bunch of naked guys who want to spend a lot of time bonding with other naked guys.