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Michael Sam

Focused On Football, Not Homophobia

... Agent Says

5/12/2014 8:31 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Sam is well aware of all of the nasty comments being said about his celebratory guy-on-guy kiss during the NFL Draft -- but he's "not bothered by it at all" ... his agent tells TMZ Sports

At least two major sports stars -- and countless normies -- have attacked ESPN for airing footage of Sam kissing his boyfriend in the moments after he learned he had been drafted by the St. Louis Rams. 

Sam's agent Cameron Weiss tells us ... Michael is very aware of the criticism, but he's making it a point to not let himself get caught up in the negativity. 

"He's got really broad shoulders, he can handle this," Weiss says ... "He understands people are going to say positive and negative things. He's the perfect person to handle this."

Weiss says Sam has been "completely even keel" over the past couple of months -- but he's making sure to stay focused on the ultimate goal ... making the team."

As far as the homophobic comments made by Ole Miss basketball player Marshall Henderson, Weiss says ... "I think Marshall needs to look in the mirror if he's concerned about setting a bad example for his brothers."

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

BREAKING: AIDS outbreak in the NFL

101 days ago
2.

Taylor    

Oh STFU M. Sam!! If u were just focusing on the game u would not have missed like that on tv for the world to see. As a woman I am embarrassed for him. Look into his eyes, he's got crazy and unstable written all over his face! What kind of big, grown,black man wants to be rubbing pork swords w another man and call himself normal? His feminine a $$ is not a good fit for any team, I'd be embarrassed to play w him. I don't hate gays, I'm just Ted of this foolishness already. We live in a heterosexual world....period. If ur gay, fine, I don't have to live ur life but please stop forcing everyone to look at it and accept it. What everyone does in their home is their business but when u put it out on display, deal with the criticism! End of story.

101 days ago
3.

Taylor    

Michael Sam is an embarrassment to the black community, I'll say it since everyone else is too scared to.

101 days ago
4.

stu    

Some one needs a dentist.

101 days ago
5.

MarkBoston    

From reading the many comments here , all I can say is that so many "sport enthusiasts " are pretty low rung on the intellectual ladder ... Homophobia is on such a level is beyond ugly and says MUCH more about themselves than the persons attacked . Time to grow up people !!

101 days ago
6.

PIncorrect    

Uhh...not really. If he were just focused on football, it wouldn't be a thing. He knew this would get him somewhere. Straight people are going to start coming out now. SMH...there are SUCH bigger issues in the world then what you do in the privacy of your own home like record numbers out of work and on food stamps. WTH?

101 days ago
7.

heyyou    

"Normies" how old is poster of "arti"??

101 days ago
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La Mpre    

There you have it, another man telling everybody how good his thing is - the only question that remains is - if “he” was here right-now, would “he” tell the same

101 days ago
9.

FREEDOM    

GAY PEOPLE DEMAND PEOPLE KNOW.ABOUT THERE SEXUAL PREFERENCE. PRETTY WEIRD.

101 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HE WILL NOT LAST. YOU HAVE TO WEAR A NUT CUP. HE LIKES GIRLS THONGS

101 days ago
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FREEDOM    

HARVEY WHY DON'T YOU KISS YOIR BOYFRIEND ON TMZ AND SHOW THEM HOW IYS REALLY DONE.

101 days ago
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FREEDOM    

IF EVERYONE TALKED ABOUT THERE SEX LIFE IN A OPEN ARENA, THERE WOULD BE NO CAKE LEFT.

101 days ago
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FREEDOM    

I REALLY FIND THESE TWO KISSING OFFENSIVE, WHO THE HH-EE- LL, DOES THIS NOBODY.

101 days ago
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FREEDOM    

ALL HALF TIMES THERE WILL BE GAY PARADES, FOR ENTERTAINMENT.

101 days ago
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FREEDOM    

WE NEED GAYDAR DETECTORS AT FOOTBALL GAMES.WILL THAT MAKE GAYS HAPPIER.

101 days ago
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