Dale Hansen did what any reporter should do: he reported the facts.
Listen to the interview. Listen closely to what Michael Sam says.
"I don't think I should be defined as Michael Sam, the gay athlete; the gay football player," he told ESPN. "I want to be defined ... Michael Sam, for being a great person with great character."
The moment is branded in my mind; the last memory of the night, one which almost ended my life.
The Alex Rodriguez story is dizzying. Following months of anticipation, Major League Baseball won the legal battle against Rodriguez. The decision: a 162-game suspension. But wait. Now Rodriguez is suing MLB, claiming the league arbitrator (Frederic Horowitz) was biased in his ruling.
So why do I feel embarrassed?