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Sam didn't divide locker room

Originally Published: February 10, 2014
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

The news is not that Missouri All-American defensive end Michael Sam is gay. The news is that when he told his teammates in August, it so tore apart the locker room that the Tigers won the SEC East.

That has always been one of the arguments. A gay teammate would be unwelcome in the locker room and definitely in the showers. A gay teammate would cause division, make teammates feel uncomfortable.

Except that Sam didn't. An openly gay player at Missouri turned out to be a bonfire in ...

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