John Shaw speaks out about Michael Sam and the NFL

Spring Grove’s John Shaw may well be the most outspoken former Penn State football player when it comes to Michael Sam.

The offensive lineman played for the Nittany Lions a decade ago and was joined by his older brother Jimmy, a defensive lineman who transferred in from Rice University.

John Shaw signs autographs before a Blue-White Game.

John Shaw signs autographs before a Blue-White Game.

Their younger brother, David Shaw, is heading off to play for Randy Edsall at Maryland.

John Shaw said the topic of homosexuality was never discussed openly in the locker room when he played at Penn State, and he did not know of any teammates or opponents who were gay. (He never hooked on with a pro team after graduation).

But Shaw, who now helps run the family’s worm farming business in Florida, has some strong opinions about the openly-gay Sam and the NFL. Here is his letter to the editor.

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