Colts punter McAfee supports Michael Sam

INDIANAPOLIS -- Pat McAfee used to be one of those close-minded people. He had his own opinions and was very judgmental about gay people.

Then the Indianapolis Colts punter met several gay people and his thoughts completely changed.

“(I) just realized how stupid I was being,” McAfee said in a text to ESPN.com on Sunday night. “They are just like me. Just happen to be attracted to people of the same sex. Love is love to me. As long as folks are happy, I'm happy. There are a lot of bigger issues in the world, and happiness and love are things we shouldn't be restricting.”

That's why it's not surprising that McAfee, a strong believer in gay rights, went to Twitter to support Michael Sam, the All-American defensive lineman from Missouri, who said he is gay in an interview on ESPN's “Outside the Lines” on Sunday.