Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen made headlines back in February when he came out in support of college football player Michael Sam who announced he was gay.
Hansen was at it again in his latest viral moment that came following last week’s NFL draft where Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, was selected 249th in a 256-player draft. That didn’t sit right with Hansen who opened up in his Unplugged segment.
“Now you’ll never convince me there were 248 better college players, and better NFL prospects, in that draft. 248 better than the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year? There’s just no way” said Hansen.
Hansen also weighed in on the outrage over ESPN showing Sam kissing his partner after being selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 7th round. “Sam was seen celebrating with his family and boyfriend, the world apparently shook; we almost collided with the sun. And yet somehow, we have survived another day” Hansen said.
But Hansen’s best comments were saved for the end when he expressed his disbelief over the reaction to Michael Sam being inside an NFL locker room and his own hilarious take on not being hit on by his co-workers.
“I do not understand why so many people are so afraid of a gay man in an NFL locker room. I think the other players are going to be okay,” said Hansen. “I’ve worked with gay men in my station and in my department for more than 40 years now, and not one of those guys has ever hit on me, and I’m starting to get a little ticked off about it. Not now, but in my day I was a good-looking guy and yet nobody tried.”
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