I don't give a shit if Michael Sam is the first "openly gay" football player, in the CFL or anywhere else.
Can he catch a football? Can he throw a football? Can he bring down an opposing player?
That's what matters.
This obsession with Sam's "gayness" is beyond tiresome and beyond stupid.
What Michael Sam does in his private time is his private business.
Please, sports reporters, no more about Michael's "orientation."
If somebody on the human interest desk or the social justice desk finds a story there, so be it, but this is not and has never been a sports desk story.