TMZ spoke with Michael Goodell, who happens to be the gay brother of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about NFL draft prospect Michael Sam announcing that he’s gay.
Michael Sam is “an instant hero in the gay and lesbian community” … so says the brother of NFL commish Roger Goodell, who’s also openly gay.
TMZ Sports spoke to Michael Goodell … who says “it’s about time” a top NFL prospect was brave enough to be open about his sexuality.
Michael hasn’t spoken with Roger about Sam yet, but knows he’s OK with his announcement.
“Roger is fine with this. He’s a good businessman and he’s been around this issue his whole life.”
Michael doesn’t think NFL owners will care.
“I’ve met a lot of the NFL owners through my brother. They’re businessmen, not homophobes,” said Michael Goodell.