NFL players and their fans have responded with a flurry of tweets, Facebook posts, and Instagram posts after Sam, the first openly gay player in the league, was suspended from the league for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Some players have been openly supportive of Sam, while others have taken shots at him.
Now, the players themselves have taken the issue on the chin.
Sam’s team, the Dallas Cowboys, released a statement on Friday in response to the news of his suspension: “Michael Sam is an example of a man who, through perseverance and hard work, has proven he can overcome anything and everything.”
They went on to add, “We wish him well in his future endeavors.”