Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft, was passed over for six rounds and more than 240 picks before the St. Louis Rams selected him.
Sure, he had a disappointing Combine and doesn't have ideal size for an NFL defensive end, but were those factors the only ones that led to his drop? Texas sportscaster Dale Hansen thinks there's some discrimination at play.
The award-winning sportscaster at the Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA gained fame for his take on Sam in February after the former Missouri standout revealed he was gay.
Hansen carefully and eloquently dismantled any opposition to Sam playing in the NFL, and for that he became a viral star.
Now Hansen is back with a new clip, and this one is on pace to eclipse the first.
In his second video, Hansen chastises teams for passing over a man who was voted the best defensive player in the top conference in college football.
"248 (players) better than the SEC's defensive player of the year?" Hansen asks. "There's just no way."
Hansen also discusses the reaction to Sam's televised kiss with his boyfriend that had some incensed.
"When Sam was seen celebrating with his family -- and boyfriend -- the world apparently shook, we almost collided with the sun," he says sarcastically, "and yet somehow, we have survived another day."
Here's the entire monologue:
This clip has gained more than a quarter of a million views in less than a week, and by the weekend it should surpass Hansen's first video.
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