2014-nfl-draft

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'Relentless' Boycott Planned Against Any Team That Drafts Michael Sam

The NFL Draft will take place this weekend, beginning tonight, and there has been a lot of speculation about which team, if any, will draft gay defensive end Michael Sam.

If Sam does get drafted, the team that picks him will get to look forward to dealing with Washington, DC lobbyist Jack Burkman who, as part of his campaign to pass legislation that would ban openly gay players from playing in the NFL, is vowing to unleash a “relentness” boycott against the team that drafts him.

Burkman says that he has a “coalition of Evangelical Christian leaders from across the nation” ready to go as soon as Sam is drafted who will teach the NFL that “when you trample the Christian community and Christian values, there will be a terrible financial price to pay”:

Jack Burkman, head of the Washington, D.C. lobbying firm J.M. Burkman & Assoc. who is seeking to ban gays from the NFL, says he intends to build a national coalition to boycott any football franchise that picks openly gay football player Michael Sam in the NFL Draft, which starts Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

In a release issued Thursday, Burkman said he would “leverage his political clout” to ensure that the franchise that selects the 6-foot-2, 260-pound defensive end from Missouri would get “roughed up financially.”

“We shall exercise our First Amendment rights and shall not stop until the drafting NFL franchise cannot sell a single ticket, jersey or autographed football,” said Burkman. “In short, we shall be relentless.”

Burkman claims in the release that he is currently mobilizing “powerful grassroots organizations in 27 of the 50 states,” as well as a “coalition of Evangelical Christian leaders from across the nation to take part in a protest if Sam is drafted.”

“The NFL, like most of the rest of American business, is about to learn that when you trample the Christian community and Christian values there will be a terrible financial price to pay,” said Burkman.

 

Get over it, Jack Burkman! Michael Sam (whether he is drafted or not) will hopefully be a good player down the road. 

h/t: Kyla Mantyla at RWW

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1 - Carlos Hyde - Ohio St. 
2 - Tre Mason - Auburn 
3 - Bishop Sankey - Washington 
4 - Jeremy Hill - LSU 
5 - Ka'Deem Carey - Arizona 
6 - Lache Seastrunk - Baylor 
7 - Charles Sims - West Virginia 
8 - Devonta Freeman - Florida St. 
9 - Andre Williams - Boston College 
10 - De'Anthony Thomas - Oregon 
11 - Terrance West - Towson 
12 - Storm Johnson - UCF 
13 - Tyler Gaffney - Stanford 
14 - Marion Grice - Arizona St. 
15 - James Wilder - Florida St. 
16 - Jerick McKinnon - Georgia Southern 
17 - James White - Wisconsin 
18 - Antonio Andrews - Western Kentucky 
19 - Kapri Bibbs - Colorado St. 
20 - Lorenzo Taliaferro - Coastal Carolina 
21 - Isaiah Crowell - Alabama St. 
22 - LaDarius Perkins - Mississippi St. 
23 - George Atkinson III - Notre Dame 
24 - Henry Josey - Missouri 
25 - Silas Redd - USC 
26 - Rajion Neal - Tennessee 
27 - David Fluellen - Toledo 
28 - Tim Flanders - Sam Houston St. 
29 - Ben Malena - Texas A&M 
30 - Tim Cornett - UNLV 
31 - Alfred Blue - LSU 
32 - Jerome Smith - Syracuse 
33 - Damien Williams - Oklahoma 
34 - Zach Bauman - Northern Arizona 
35 - Darrin Reaves - UAB 
36 - Adam Muema - San Diego St. 
37 - Trey Watts - Tulsa 
38 - Roderick McDowell - Clemson 
39 - Brennan Clay - Oklahoma 
40 - James Sims - Kansas 
41 - Brendan Bigelow - Cal 
42 - Branden Oliver - Buffalo 
43 - Zurlon Tipton - Central Michigan 
44 - Glasco Martin - Baylor 
45 - Jeff Scott - Ole Miss 
46 - John Spooney - Brown 
47 - Stephen Houston - Indiana 
48 - Roy Finch - Oklahoma 
49 - Jordan Hall - Ohio St. 
50 - Anthony Wilkerson - Stanford 
51 - Beau Blankenship - Ohio 
52 - Senorise Perry - Louisville 
53 - Franklyn Quiteh - Bloomsburg 
54 - Prince-Tyson Gulley - Syracuse 
55 - Kendrick Rhodes - West Albany 
56 - David Oku - Arkansas St. 
57 - Fabian Truss - Samford 
58 - Ben Dupree - Citadel 
59 - John Hubert - Kansas St. 
60 - Terrance Cobb - Cumberlands (KY) 
61 - Fitzgerald Toussaint - Michigan 
62 - Jeremy Smith - Oklahoma St. 
63 - Orleans Darkwa - Tulane 
64 - Vintavious Cooper - ECU 
65 - AJ Blue - North Carolina 
66 - Shakir Bell - Indiana St. 
67 - Jaamal Berry - Murray St. 
68 - Wesley Tate - Vanderbilt 
69 - Kelvin York - Utah 
70 - Dillon Baxter - Baker 
71 - Marcus Shaw - USF 
72 - DJ Adams - Portland St. 
73 - Marcus Coker - Stony Brook 
74 - Anthony LeCoste - Air Force 
75 - Michael Dyer - Louisville

fox2now.com
Heroic WFAA Sportscaster Dale Hansen’s commentary on Michael Sam being openly gay goes viral | FOX2now.com

This is an excerpt from the commentary:

Michael Sam would be the first openly gay player in the NFL; says he knows there will be problems… and they’ve already started.

Several NFL officials are telling Sports Illustrated it will hurt him on draft day because a gay player wouldn’t be welcome in an NFL locker room. It would be uncomfortable, because that’s a man’s world.

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!

More: WFAA.com

From the 02.10.2014 edition of WFAA’s News 8 at 10:

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