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Commentary: The ‘circus’ around Michael Sam should die down quickly

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Michael Sam committed an act of courage on Sunday, but also one of faith and hope.

Sam is banking on the fact that the country is ready for a gay NFL player. Evidence grows every day toward that conclusion.

More to the point, he’s acting on the conviction that the unique culture of a particular NFL locker room, the one that eventually employs him, will allow acceptance of a teammate who has outed himself.

That might be more problematic, yet…

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