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Michael Sam's father not thrilled that his son is gay
Michael Sam's father not thrilled that his son is gay

When NFL prospect Michael Sam came out publicly as gay Sunday, he was largely applauded for his honesty and bravery by everyone from NFL players, coaches and executives to the Obamas. Sam's father had received the news several days earlier. His reaction wasn't nearly as enthusiastic. Michael Sam Sr. was celebrating his birthday at a Denny's near his home outside Dallas on Feb. 4 when he got a text message from his son. The All-American defensive lineman out of Missouri wrote: Dad, I’m gay. “I couldn’t eat no more, so I went to Applebee’s to have drinks,” Sam Sr. told the New York Times. “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that...

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