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Gay NFL Prospect Who Hasn’t Played A Single Down of Professional Football Already Being Called “The NFL’s Jackie Robinson” By MSNBC…

  (Weasel Zippers)  -- Getting just a little bit ahead of themselves.

(Weasel Zippers) -- Getting just a little bit ahead of themselves.

Via Newsbusters:

Following the footsteps of MSNBC last year, The Daily Beast has taken it upon themselves to label the NFL’s first (prospectively) openly gay football player Michael Sam “The NFL’s Jackie Robinson.” Sam, who played defensive end for the University of Missouri, came out to his teammates last August but only recently announced publicly that he is homosexual. Last year, MSNBC’s openly gay host Thomas Roberts compared the NBA’s Jason Collins to Jackie Robinson and today Ben Jacobs decided the ridiculous comparison was appropriate of Sam.

Other than the fact that Michael Sam, if drafted, of course, will be the first openly gay NFL player, Jacobs failed to explain why the college athlete is comparable to Jackie Robinson. In fact, other than on The Daily Beast’s homepage, there was no other mention of Robinson in the entire piece.

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