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Why Covering Openly Gay Athletes Is News

02/28/2014 10:31 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
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We should listen to guys like Steve Elkington.

Really, we should.

Dismissing him is too easy. So is portraying him as some out-of-touch, past-his-prime professional golfer standing alone in the rough, with only his insensitive tweets for company. Sure, Elkington makes a habit of saying stupid things on social media. And he quadruple-bogeyed on Tuesday, sending a series of controversial tweets about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam (two of which he later deleted, reportedly at the request of the PGA Tour).

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