Tony Dungy: I Wouldn't Have Drafted Michael Sam
Anyone who follows or knows Tony Dungy knows he has very strong religious views.
"I wouldn't have taken him," Dungy told the Tampa Tribune. "Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to deal with all of it. It's not going to be totally smooth ... things will happen."
What "things" he might be talking about, I don't know. From the looks and sounds of it, Sam's transition into the NFL has been smooth.
I don't take Dungy's comments as anti-gay or a gay slur. I take them as a media circus à la Tim Tebow.
Dungy is basically a quiet man. He's not the type of coach who craves the spotlight and to him, bringing Sam to the team would have created unwanted attention.
The problem with Coach Dungy's comments are his timing. Sam just made a highly emotional speech after accepting the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the Espy's last week.
Dungy's comments could not have been made at a worse time, especially for a coach as smart and compassionate as he is.
We will soon find out what Dungy's commets meant, because the stuff -- as they say, sorta -- is about to hit the fan.