This is why I hate the “upworthification” of headlines today. I nearly passed over this video because I thought it was just a newscaster siding with Michael Sam. While I agree with that, I look to be informed not just have my biases confirmed. If the title had included some actual information about what Dale Hansen actually said, such as drawing parallels to the civil rights movement, then I’d be interested. I don’t normally expect sportscasters to provide that kind of insight. He did, and what he said is very well worth listening to. My highlights below, after the video itself. Transcript from WFAA, the station that originally aired this.
You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots? You’re the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft.
You kill people while driving drunk? That guy’s welcome.
Players caught in hotel rooms with illegal drugs and prostitutes? We knowthey’re welcome.
Players accused of rape and pay the woman to go away?
You lie to police trying to cover up a murder?
We’re comfortable with that.
You love another man? Well, now you’ve gone too far!