Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

John Elway says he'd have no problem drafting Michael Sam

By: Mike Klis, The Denver Post
February 10, 2014 Updated: February 10, 2014 at 4:46 pm
0
photo - FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Irving, Texas. Sam says he is gay, and he could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2014, file photo, Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Irving, Texas. Sam says he is gay, and he could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File) 

Broncos executive director of football operations John Elway says he'd have no problem having Michael Sam on his team.

Sam, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive end/linebacker from Missouri who had been projected to go in the middle rounds of the upcoming NFL draft, announced Sunday he is gay.

Elway said Sam's on-field ability, not his sexual orientation, would affect his scouting grade.

"I applaud Michael Sam and wish him the very best as he continues the pursuit of his NFL dream," Elway said.

Read more here.

Comment Policy
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

Some news is free.
Exceptional journalism takes time, effort and your support.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.