02/28/2014 10:31 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Why Covering Openly Gay Athletes Is News


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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