Dale Hansen

Watch this Texas sports anchor's epic speech on Michael Sam and homophobia in the NFL

"Players accused of rape? ... We're comfortable with that. You love another man? Well, now you've gone too far"

Katie McDonough
February 13, 2014 4:20AM (UTC)

I'll spare you a lot of introduction and just let Texas sports anchor Dale Hansen speak for himself.

In a Monday segment on Michael Sam and the prospect of the NFL having its first out gay player, Hansen ridiculed people inside the NFL who said that Sam would be a "distraction" or otherwise unwelcome in professional sports:


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 know they'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!

Watch the full segment here:

h/t Huffington Post


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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