This week, NFL prospect Michael Sam Jr. publicly announced that he’s gay. It’s likely he’ll become the first openly gay player in the NFL, but for now, it’s simply a story all over the news. The New York Times has a story on Sam Jr.’s upbringing, and it includes this bizarre gem:
Last Tuesday, Michael Sam Sr. was at a Denny’s near his home outside Dallas to celebrate his birthday when his son sent him a text message.
Dad, I’m gay, he wrote.
The party stopped cold. “I couldn’t eat no more, so I went to Applebee’s to have drinks,” Sam Sr. said. “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment.
How much do you think Applebee’s would have paid to not be mentioned here?