Michael Sam has been told which two teams would be ideal for him to join by a former NFL star and gay right activist.
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe suggested Sam would be better off at the Green Bay Packers or the New England Patriots if he is to become the NFL's first openly gay player.
There has been much publicity surrounding Sam since he publicly revealed he was homosexual in an interview with ESPN and the New York Times, with much speculation about which franchise would pick him in May's draft.
Kluwe explained why he believes the All-American defensive lineman for the University of Missouri would thrive at the Patriots or Packers.
"I think the Packers would be a good choice," he told the Dan Patrick show, quoted by an NFL.com report.
"Because, yeah, it's Wisconsin. It's middle America. But the Packers, their fans love their team. And it doesn't matter to them who you are. If you can play football, they are going to support you.
"I think the Patriots would probably be a good choice, just because they have a media embargo, basically, where Belichick doesn't let anything in or out that he doesn't want to."
Despite there being a lot of support for Sam from coaches, players and commentators of the NFL, some have questioned whether he would be accepted in certain locker rooms and could be considered as a distraction from what is happening on the field.
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