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Michael Sam's perfect response to the proposed anti-gay NFL ban

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Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who announced this month he is gay, says that only a fictional time-traveling car can keep gay athletes from playing football.

Burkman, you may have heard, is the lobbyist pushing legislation that would bar openly gay athletes from the NFL. His effort isn't going so well. Though he claims to have the support of a few lawmakers, his former lobbying firm publicly rebuked his crusade, and at least one client has already dropped him.