In an interview with NFL and Tampa Tribune writer Ira Kaufman talked about Tony Dungy's comments on potential St. Louis Rams player, Michael Sam. Dungy, a former Superbowl winning head coach and current NBC sports analyst, stated that he wouldn't have drafted Sam because he's gay. Dungy continued by saying that, "being openly gay will be an issue in the NFL" and that, "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."
Posted July 21st, 2014 @ 5:47pm
Ira Kaufman let us in on the details, saying that he asked Dungy, "What do you think about the controversy swirling around the man in the 7th round?" It was then that Dungy not only said that Sam's sexuality would be distracting for the league, but also that Sam is a "marginal prospect". Kaufman said that Dungy is not "politically correct" and is just "speaking for other coaches." Kaufman also said that the whole situation is "being taken out of context".
Listen to the entire podcast with Big Dog and Ira Kaufman below.