Christian conservative Bryan Fischer
claims Michael Sam was given a second chance to make it in the NFL
because he's gay.
The Dallas Cowboys signed Sam, the
NFL's first openly gay player to be drafted, to their 10-player
practice squad four days after the St. Louis Rams cut him from their
Even though Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
has denied that he was pressured by the NFL to take Sam, Fischer
insisted that was what happened.
On his Focal Point radio
told listeners that Sam was on the Dallas Cowboys practice squad
“because he's a homosexual.”
“Don't let the NFL lie to you and say
this doesn't have anything to do with sexual behavior, or sexual
conduct. It's all about that,” he said.
“What the NFL has done here is they
have discriminated against every heterosexual football player that
also got cut. They didn't go to bat for those guys. They
discriminated against everybody but Michael Sam,” he added. (The
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