Michael Sam Sr. backpedals so well he could be an All-Pro corner

Michael Sam's dad claims he was 'terribly misquoted' by NY Times

“My son did the right thing, and I am not against him at all. He has made a great statement in coming out, and that he should be able to play in the NFL. I love him unconditionally,” Sam Sr. said. “Once he gets on the field and hits (someone) once, they won’t think he’s gay.”

Whatever it is that caused Michael Sr. to change his tune, let's all just hope he really means it. Of course, the end of his quote makes us something less than hopeful...

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