Giants’ Thomas Says NFL Isn’t Ready For Gay Player

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Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay has been the story of the week in the NFL, and players in the league know the story is just beginning.

For that reason and for others, New York Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas said, Sam could find acceptance in NFL locker rooms difficult to come by.

“The attention on him is going to bring attention to the team — unwanted attention, questions that the players, the coaches, the whole organization is going to have to answer — and that’s a lot for one player to carry by himself,” Thomas told ESPN.com in a phone interview Tuesday night.

For more on this story visit: Dan Graziano, ESPNNewYork.com

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