Tony Dungy on Michael Sam: ‘I wouldn't have taken him'

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NEW YORK —

Former Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Tony Dungy says that if he were still an NFL head coach, he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, who became the first openly gay player in league history when the Rams selected him in May.

“I wouldn’t have taken him,” Dungy, who currently works as an analyst for NBC, told the Tampa Tribune. “Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it. It’s not going to be totally smooth . . . things will happen.’’

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