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Vince Lombardi might have been perfect coach for Michael Sam

6:46 PM, Feb. 11, 2014
Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi ensured that all his players were treated equally.
Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi ensured that all his players were treated equally.
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Vince Lombardi Jr. knows his progressive father would have evaluated Michael Sam, the former standout Missouri defensive end, on his merits as a football player but also would have been supportive of the first openly gay NFL draft prospect.

The iconic Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins coach was ahead of his time when it came to tolerance and treating his players with equality and dignity no matter their creed, race or sexual orientation.

Lombardi might have seemed the embodiment of the intimidating, old-fashioned football coach. But while he might have dictated to his players and ...

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