Hansen spoke in support of Sam as part of his “Unplugged” commentary saying fans are OK with accused criminals playing in the NFL, but seem uncomfortable with an openly gay player. “I’m not always comfortable when a man tells me he’s gay,” said Hansen. “I don’t understand his world. But I do understand that he’s part of mine.”
The video is also posted to the WFAA facebook page. As of this writing it has 5,288 likes. One commenter wrote, “ I was thoroughly impressed with Dale’s comments on tonight’s broadcast. He was both honest & insightful. As an openly gay man, I really appreciate him sharing his perspective at such a poignant moment, in light of recent events. Bravo Mr Hansen!