As the debate about whether defensive lineman Michael Sam’s decision to come out publicly will affect his chance at an NFL career rages on, veteran Dallas-based sportscaster Dale Hansen has delivered what ought to be the final word on the subject.
Hansen takes inventory of how the NFL has embraced athletes charged with vehicular manslaughter, domestic violence, rape and lying to police to cover up murder, yet gets hung up on a player’s sexual orientation. “You love another man? Well, now you’ve gone too far,” he notes with sarcasm.
“I’m not always comfortable when a man tells me he’s gay; I don’t understand his world,” Hansen shares. “But I do understand that he’s part of mine.”
Hansen has already twice been named Sportscaster of the Year by the Associated Press, but based on his broadcast below here’s hoping there’ll be a third honor.