Art Rooney is a conservative owner who believes in the values most of us older people believe in. Openly gay players don't belong in sports, period. But when it comes to Rooney, I doubt he would want to pick up a gay player. There are too many distractions involved in the circus which is drafting an openly gay player. Sam is a part time player at best for any team in the league. If the kid were a top prospect, it is hard to pass on him.
Just my 2 cents,