Packers, Eagles Don’t Have A Problem With Michael Sam


Packers coach Mike McCarthy was asked about the possibility of bringing Sam to Green Bay, and he had nothing but praise.

“I think you definitely have to feel he’s a courageous young man but my understanding is he’s a talented young player,” McCarthy said, via Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “We always from Day 1 talked about our program, about our culture. Ted [General Manager Ted Thompson] is going through draft process right now and at the end of the day, it comes down to good football players.

Likewise, the Eagles shot down any notion that adding Sam would be a negative influence.

Asked by Mike Sielski of the Philadelphia Inquirer if Sam’s public homosexuality would change their willingness or unwillingness to draft Sam, an Eagles spokesman replied: “Why would it change anything?”

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