Paula Deen compares herself to ‘that black football player’ who came out of the closet

Paula Deen compared herself to Michael Sam, a black football player who recently disclosed he is gay. (Image: BusinessInsider)

Paula Deen compared herself to Michael Sam, a black football player who recently disclosed he is gay. (Image: BusinessInsider)

Paula Deen, the celebrity chef whose career unraveled last year after the revelation that she used the N-word in the distant, or perhaps not so distant past, is back in the news.

She recently told People magazine she feels as if “embattled” or “disgraced” will always follow her name.

“It’s like that black football player who recently came out,” she said in reference to Michael Sam, an NFL prospect and former University of Missouri player. “He (Sam) said, ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player'” . . .

Read about Paula Deen’s solidarity with a black, gay football player.

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