Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland is back in the game for 2014 — tangentially.
Strickland was in Chicago yesterday for the Democratic National Committee to bash New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ahead of Christie’s trip there to speak and raise money as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.
Michael Sam, the University of Missouri defensive end who is projected to be taken on the second day of this year’s NFL Draft, came out as gay in an interview with ESPN and the New York Times on Sunday, a decision that could make him the first openly gay player in the National Football League next fall. Almost immediately, Sam received support from some of the biggest names in football, from his alma mater, and from the NFL itself, though not every reaction to his coming out was positive.