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Why covering gay athletes is news

Updated: February 26, 2014, 10:55 AM ET
By Kate Fagan | espnW.com

We should listen to guys like Steve Elkington.

Really, we should.

Dismissing him is too easy. So is portraying him as some out-of-touch, past-his-prime professional golfer standing alone in the rough, with only his insensitive tweets for company. Sure, Elkington makes a habit of saying stupid things on social media. And he quadruple-bogeyed on Tuesday, sending a series of controversial tweets about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam (two of which he later deleted, ...

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