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Paula Deen Understands Exactly What Michael Sam Is Going Through

Paula Deen, the celebrity chef disgraced for using the n-word, understands what openly gay NFL player Michael Sam is going through.

“I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out,” Deen said in a People Magazine cover story, which hits newsstands on Friday. “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.”

It’s like when Anderson Silva broke his leg. I know exactly what he’s going through right now because I once stubbed my toe playing basketball.

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