Michael-SamUndoubtedly the biggest story of this week was the coming out of NFL hopeful Michael Sam prior to the draft.

While the news was met with some pretty awesome support, there were still some examples of the types of neanderthals that have kept the barriers to openly gay players up for this long.

Though the NFL has publicly embraced the prospect of an openly gay player, some reactions from players have been less than stellar.

Having an openly gay player in the NFL will be a tricky journey through uncharted territory, so we pose the question to you, Queerty members: How Can The NFL Make Themselves A Safe Space For Michael Sam And Future Gay Players?   

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