Jeff Fisher responds to Jon Gruden’s email about Roger Goodell pressuring Rams to draft Michael Sam in 2014
Former St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher addressed the staff’s choice to draft Michael Sam, who was brazenly homosexual, again in the 2014 NFL Draft after previous emails from Jon Gruden have been revealed by the New York Times on Monday.
According to the report, Gruden stated that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pressured Fisher and the Rams to take Sam in the seventh spherical of the draft. Fisher addressed that assertion in a Twitter put up on Tuesday.
Fisher, who was a head coach in the NFL for 22 years, led the Titans and Rams to six playoff appearances and even guided Tennessee to Super Bowl XXXIV.
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“Michael Sam was the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, and we selected him in the 2014 NFL Draft based on his defensive production and pass rushing skill set on the field,” Fisher wrote. “As a head coach for over 20 years, we drafted or didn’t draft, players based on a variety of qualities. Their sexual orientation would never — and should never — play a part in the decision-making process.
“I proceed to assist Michael, and his choice to come out as the primary draft eligible brazenly homosexual participant in the league. It took braveness to function a task mannequin for these aggressive soccer gamers who might also occur to be homosexual,” he added.
“Lastly, the NFL by no means inspired or discouraged me concerning the choice of a possible prospect.”
Sam, the No. 249 total pick of Missouri, was one of many last cuts when the Rams lower their roster down to 53 gamers main up to the 2014 season. Sam additionally spent a while on the Cowboys’ follow squad, and he even performed in the Canadian Football League earlier than stepping away from soccer in August 2015.
Gruden resigned as the top coach of the Raiders on Monday evening. Assistant coach Rich Bisaccia will function Las Vegas’ interim head coach for the rest of the season.
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