Former Dallas Cowboy Deion Sanders is one of the latest former NFL players to show support for Michael Sam, the Missouri defensive end who revealed earlier this month that he is gay.
Sam is projected to be drafted by an NFL team in May, which would make him the first openly gay player in the league.
"I don’t condone or condemn, but I’m going to love him," Sanders said this week on The Arsenio Hall Show. "He’s not the first gay guy in the NFL. He’s the first one to come out. Let’s get that straight."
Sanders, a Pro Football Hall of Famer who was with the Cowboys from 1995-1999, said every team he played for had a gay player on the roster.
"We always knew," Sanders said. "But he was cool. That was our boy. We had to look out for him."
Sanders, an eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback, also spent five seasons with Atlanta, one with San Francisco, one with Washington and his final two with Baltimore.