Michael SamAny anonymous executives, scouts and coaches who have claimed professional football locker rooms aren’t ready for an openly gay player may need to find some new scapegoats before the 2014 NFL Draft. According to a poll of current NFL players conducted by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation and ESPN The Magazine, 44 of 51 players surveyed — and granted anonymity — said a teammate’s sexual orientation does not matter to them. The readiness of the NFL to accept an openly gay player has been a hot topic of conversation since former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, named a first-team All-American after the 2013 season, publicly came out earlier this month. In interviews with The New York Times and ESPN, the 24-year-old NFL prospect revealed that his teammates knew throughout their 12-2 season. More