Will he accept that his talent and ability were what he was judged on, not his color, college team, religion, nationality or sexual orientation?
If Sam does make the cut and succeeds in making it onto the team that selects him, he will need the courage of a Jackie Robinson. In his early years, Robinson’s talent and ability showed the American public that black players were just as talented, if not more so, as their white counterparts. And he suffered ridicule and bigotry as he sought to prove that he was worthy of playing in the “big show.”
We shall see if Sam is cut from the same cloth or end up as a remnant as so many do, and it will have nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with his sexual orientation.