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Sarah Palin is turning 50 today, and and the conservative political action committee ShePAC commemorated the occasion with a video featuring a parade of conservative icons sending well-wishes to the former Alaska governor.
In a disjointed interview on Sunday, former NFL head coach Herm Edwards compared Michael Sam's sexual orientation to "off the field issues" and said the openly gay prospect will bring "baggage" to a locker room.
Michael Sam came out publicly on Sunday, likely setting himself to become the first openly gay player in the National Football League. And then a group of league executives reminded everyone why such an announcement probably didn't happen sooner.