NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke today at Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition “Wall Street Project” in New York City. One of the topics Goodell was asked to addressed concerned Michael Sam.
“Good for him,” said Goodell. “He’s proud of who he is and had the courage to say it. Now he wants to play football. We have a policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. We will have further training and make sure that everyone understands our commitment. We truly believe in diversity and this is an opportunity to demonstrate it.”