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NBC Analyst Tony Dungy: I Never Would Have Drafted Michael Sam Published: July 22, 2014

Tony Dungy made history as the first African-American head coach to win a Super Bowl in 2007. But there's one barrier Dungy admits he wouldn't want to touch — drafting the NFL's first openly gay player, according to The Wrap.

“I wouldn't have taken him,” Dungy said about Michael Sam in an interview Sunday with the Tampa Tribune. “Not because I don't believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn't want to deal with all of it.”

Sam, a rookie defensive end on the St. Louis Rams, was drafted 249th overall in May. But Dungy thinks there's a downside.

H/T: Yahoo
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