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February 11, 2014

Right call for Sam regardless of timing

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NORMAN —

The other thing we should have learned, or re-learned or have been reminded of in a very real way in a nation in which the middle class dwindles a little bit more every day, is there are still some far more important things than money.

I promise you, there are dozens of athletes who believe staying in school and having a fuller and richer college experience would, in retrospect, have been worth some forfeited riches. There may even be dozens who believe they might have held on to the money they did make if they’d stayed in school a little longer.

Also, I think I can promise you, even if he’s not drafted, never plays in the NFL and ultimately only serves to prove the backwardness of still-large segments of society, Michael Sam will never regret coming out to the world.

If he doesn’t get us to the other side on this issue, then others he will have inspired will. 

It’s a great story.

Even if it ends up only being about a young man willing to be himself, it’s still a great story.

If you’re not quite ready for it, don’t fret. You will be soon.

Clay Horning

Follow me @clayhorning

cfhorning@normantranscript.com

 

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