Auburn football notes: Gus Malzahn comments on Michael Sam, says Tigers would welcome gay player

rblack@ledger-enquirer.comFebruary 18, 2014 

AUBURN, Ala. — Former Missouri defensive end and prospective NFL draftee Michael Sam publicly announced he was gay on Feb. 9.

On Tuesday, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn discussed his reaction when he first heard the news.

“I think each individual, they come into different situations,” he said. “I think most teams that have a player that helps them win and be successful — that's what I thought about it.”

In a follow-up question, Malzahn was asked whether a gay player would be welcome at Auburn.

“No doubt,” he said.

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