Former Eagle Weighs In On Football Star's Coming Out - Fox 2 News Headlines

Former Eagle Weighs In On Football Star's Coming Out

Posted: Updated:
SOUTH PHILADELPHIA -

University of Missouri football star Michael Sam came out publicly yesterday.

The All-American Defensive End could become the first openly gay player in America's most popular sport.

FOX 29's Jennifer Joyce went to South Philadelphia for more reaction to Sam's announcement.

With that announcement, comes a lot of chatter, speculation and opinions will Michael Sam's decision to tell the world that he is a gay man affecting his potential future in the National Football League? The draft is just 3 months away former Philadelphia eagle Gary Cobb weighs in...

:There will be some teams that feel maybe it will be a benefit some teams are looking for exposure they know this will give them exposure," Cobb said.

But Cobb says other teams, may think twice before choosing this all American college star to join their organization. "There will be other teams that think this may shake them up too much maybe they already have a team that's not stable," he said.

Cobb says it will take a team with solid leadership to draft the former Missouri Defensive lineman. While some players may give the man a tough time, most will only care about how he plays the game.

"His teammates will like him if he's a good player and helps them win," he said.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Tip Leads To Marijuana Bust Inside Havertown Residence

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:31:43 GMT
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
    Haverford Police have arrested a local doctor and his daughter accused of growing and distributing marijuana inside their home.
  • DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    DUI Driver Will Not Be Charged In Teen's Death

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:24:27 GMT
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
    Cops say a driver accused of hitting and killing a Bucks County teen and injuring another while driving under the influence of prescription drugs and cocaine will not be charged.
  • Forest Fire Burning In Cumberland County

    Forest Fire Burning In Cumberland County

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:17:05 GMT
    Skyfox was over the scene near Ackley Road in Downe Township Wednesday night.
    Skyfox was over the scene near Ackley Road in Downe Township Wednesday night.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices