Former NFL coach Tony Dungy is receiving criticism for saying that he wouldn't have drafted
"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,” Dungy told the
Dungy added that "it's not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.''
Sam announced he was gay in February, three months before he was drafted by the
Dungy's comments have not been received well by many.
Tweeted @jeffpearlman: "Tony Dungy supported
Tweeted @KDonhoops: "In a few decades, we won't have to deal with people like Tony Dungy anymore."
Sam, who won the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs July 16, said in a speech that night that he has dealt at times with what has felt like a massive storm since announcing he was gay.