Affirmative action comes to the NFL.
Via Daily Caller:
According to NBC’s Peter King and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, NFL officials called teams around the league to gauge interest in signing Michael Sam to their practice squad.
Yesterday, the Dallas Cowboys signed Sam, who is trying to become the first openly gay player in NFL history.
King reported this during the pre-game show on NBC prior to the Seahawks/Packers season opener Thursday night.
“The Rams waived Michael Sam, the first openly gay player trying to make an NFL roster, he was unemployed for two days,” King said. “During that time a league official contacted multiple teams asking if they had evaluated Sam as a probable practice squad player.”
“Now Sam and the NFL avoided a nightmare situation when he signed with the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys.”