Pierre Garcon on Michael Sam coming out

February 12

When asked about Michael Sam coming out this week, Doug Williams, the Redskins new personnel executive, was supportive of gay players in the NFL. From Insider:

“I think eventually, we have to get to that point when we talk about people’s sexuality and get to that point where you say, ‘Hey, that’s their preference, but if he’s a good football player, and if he can help us win, he can be on my team.’ ”

Brian Mitchell caught up with Pierre Garcon at a charity event, and asked him how he felt an openly gay player would fare in the locker room. Garcon doesn’t seem to think the scrutiny would be much worse than that of any other player.

“I don’t have a problem with anyone or what they wanna do,” said Garcon. “But he’s gotta deal with it every day, especially playing in the NFL. He’ll have questions from guys like you guys, but he’ll just have to deal with it. It’s part of being in the NFL where your life is an open book.”

 

HTTR I GUESS

The President would like you to know about this woman’s cancer struggles. The Redskins just like her son’s shirt.

 

TRUE OLYMPIC SPIRIT

Otherwise titled “Thing That Made Me Cry This Morning.” Russian cross-country breaks his ski in the middle of a race. Canadian coach scrambles over snow banks to give him one of the Canadian skiier’s extras so he can finish the race. Awesome details by Bruce Arthur here, and video here.

THAT’S NOT A  BULLDOG

Sky, the wire fox terrier, won Best in Show at Westminster last night. The Corgi got robbed.


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WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

Wizards at Houston, 8 p.m. on Comcast SportsNet. All TV/Radio listings here.

 

 

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