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Michael Sam's father says his critical comments of son were 'twisted'
Michael Sam's father says his critical comments of son were 'twisted'

Michael Sam Sr. says his comments about his son being gay were taken out of context and don't represent his true beliefs. In a New York Times interview Tuesday, Sam was quoted as saying that “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment." He added: “I’m old school. I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.” And that Hall of Famer Deacon Jones “is turning over in his grave” at the idea of an openly gay man in the league. Sam's son, Michael Sam Jr., a star defensive player for Missouri, announced earlier this week that he is gay, becoming the first openly gay player to be in the NFL draft. Late Wednesday, Sam Sr....

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