Sam's comment is in response to a push by Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman to get Congress to ban openly gay players in the NFL. Burkman says Congress needs to act to "define morals" for the NFL and stop the spread of indecency, which gay people of course represent.
Burkman insists he has several Republicans already on board -- he's remaining conspicuously evasive about just who he's talking about -- and that not only will the proposal make it to Congress but it'll be wildly successful. Burkman, needless to say, has his head firmly up his ass if he thinks such legislation has any chance in hell.
And speaking of which, Burkman's brother happens to be gay and issued a statement yesterday calling his brother "an ass."