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    Pretty gutsy move on his part considering the draft isn't that far away.

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    That sort of courage and confidence would make me more likely to draft him, but then I'm not in charge of a football team.

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    I was reading another article where they interviewed a select group of league executives and they all agreed, this will probably affect his draft status; in a negative way.

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    It hurts his draft stock in a sense that some teams will not want a media circus centered around a rookie picked in like the 5th round. But for other teams I think they will rank him at exactly the same spot.
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    I can't see how it won't. It sucks that it will and eventually we'll reach a point where this is much ado about nothing but between the media issues and the still prevailing narrow-mindedness in sport and thus potential locker room distraction some teams will see this as a headache. Stable franchises won't care and could have a talent for cheaper than they might otherwise. I wonder if the "hype" doesn't suck one team in early just because it's something that's put him on the mind of every talent analyst.

    Apparently he already came out to his team last season so I wonder how many franchises already knew simply from having scouted him.
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    Originally posted by metaldude26 View Post
    I can't see how it won't. It sucks that it will and eventually we'll reach a point where this is much ado about nothing but between the media issues and the still prevailing narrow-mindedness in sport and thus potential locker room distraction some teams will see this as a headache. Stable franchises won't care and could have a talent for cheaper than they might otherwise. I wonder if the "hype" doesn't suck one team in early just because it's something that's put him on the mind of every talent analyst. Apparently he already came out to his team last season so I wonder how many franchises already knew simply from having scouted him.

    He did come out at the beginning of this past season. Apparently, there was plenty of attention about it before Mizzou's bowl game. The guy has been graded as a 3-5 round selection. Being a league that is run by ultra conservative owners, it could torpedo his draft stock. But because this was made public before the draft process, it puts those owners in a very difficult place. Especially for the teams in need of a pass rusher in the middle rounds. Him coming out before the draft process is courageous given the level of tolerance the states as a whole has towards gay people. But him coming out before the draft process, in my opinion, was smart more than anything.
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    Wow, Arland Bruce. Sometimes its best to just say nothing at all.

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    Originally posted by Axeman33 View Post
    Wow, Arland Bruce. Sometimes its best to just say nothing at all.

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    I can barely listen to morons like Bruce anymore either, I start to tune out after the first few sentences, kinda like this:

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    I love George Carlin and that quote is priceless that makes me laugh everytime I hear/read it.
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