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Pro Football / Gay Player / Sam / Vilma, Kluwe Interviews #1059944

CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 10, 2014
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(Studio: John Berman) The historic announcement from football player Michael Sam, who should be drafted by the NFL, that he is gay reported; NFL and anonymous statements quoted. [In interview, SAM - says he is a gay man and wants to tell it his way.] [In recent interview, player Jonathan VILMA†- says he won't be accepted.]

(Studio: John Berman) Live exclusive interview held with Jonathan Vilma about a gay pro player. [VILMA - says people are resistant to change, that there are different dynamics in the locker room, his concerns about dealing with a gay guy in the locker room; reiterates no player before Sam has admitted to being openly gay.] [In interview, "Beautifully Unique Sparkleponies" author Chris KLUWE†- says the older generation way of looking at things means it is the coaches and front offices to worry about; admits it will hurt Sam's draft status.]

Berman, John

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