Paula Deen, speaking to People Magazine, says she feels like Michael Sam, recently out NFL prospect:
“I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name.
"It’s like that black football player who recently came out. He said, ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.’
"I know exactly what he’s saying. I’m fighting to get my name back."
I'm not quite sure that Michael Sam, SEC Defensive Player of the Year and upcoming NFL draftee, feels "disgraced" in any way.
But you Paula. Her grasp of the english language has always been a bit tenuous.