And in the case of Michael Sam, the Mizzou footballer who planted a wet one on his boyfriend after being drafted near the bottom of the NFL barrel, it ought to have been observed.
“It doesn’t bother me, but if I were Sam I probably wouldn’t have done it,” Glazer says. “Why put that in everybody’s face? What’s to be gained? I mean, maybe if they were getting married or something, but it’s still unsettling to most people.”
Let’s see if turnabout is fair play.
Were Glazer standing before the cameras in a momentous moment – and say he was dating a stripper – would he have gone tongue fishing and copped a generous feel?
“Well, I am dating a stripper, but no” Glazer says. “When I won my federal case several years back, I came down the stairs from the federal courthouse and gave my fiancee a kiss on the cheek.”
“Given that Sam got drafted in the last round,” Glazer continues. “I mean, he didn’t not get drafted higher because he was gay. It was because he didn’t play very well. Auburn ran right over him – Sam got killed.”
Glazer’s take on how Sam will fare as an openly gay player in the NFL:
“It just comes down to whether he can play well…There have a number of professional athletes that are gay – even here in Kansas City – they just never came out.”
How Glazer can tell the other players were gay?
“I have a rule,” he says. “If you are handsome – one of the hottest guys on the team and you stand out like Tony Gonzalez did with the Chiefs – and there’s no women around, you’re probably gay…
“Joe Montana, Tommy Morrison, Marcus Allen, Neil Smith, Johnny Damon, Andre Rison – you could tell they were straight because there were always women around them,” Glazer continues. “And they would talk about women, like say they were hot. You know, because guys discuss women. Guys who are not straight may make an uncomfortable comment, but they’re not comfortable about it.”
Glazer’s pièce de résistance:
“I could name 10 famous athletes that are gay but they’re not out.”