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February 10, 2014

U. of Missouri star linebacker Michael Sam comes out in advance of NFL Draft. Will be league’s first openly gay player.

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“SEC Sack Leader & top NFL Prospect Michael Sam Comes Out As Gay.” {Video}

 

Eloquent. Brave. A Healthy development for Football culture. Props to his teammates, too.

Jon Stewart delivers 5 jaw-droppingly right-on punches in last 15 seconds of this video:

Michael Sam Interview: ‘I’m Gay’ | Mizzou Football Star Comes Out | The New York Times

Read the article: College Football Star Michael Sam Says He Is Gay; May Become First Publicly Gay Player in N.F.L. (nytimes.com)

I knew who I was,” Mr. Sam said. “I knew that I was gay. And I knew that I was Michael Sam, who’s a Mizzou football player who happens to be gay. I was so proud of myself and I just didn’t care who knew. If someone on the street would have asked me, ‘Hey, Mike, I heard you were gay; is that true?’ I would have said yes.”

No one asked.

“I guess they don’t want to ask a 6-3, 260-pound defensive lineman if he was gay or not,” Mr. Sam said. And he laughed.

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Still, looks like a good deal of the talk is that it’ll hurt his draft status.

“You shouldn’t have to live your life in secrecy,” the assistant coach said, “but do you really want to be the top of the conversation for everything without ever having played a down in this league?”

Translation: stay in the closet.

Michael Sam, a defensive lineman from the University of Missouri (Mizzou Tigers), spoke publicly about his sexual orientation and could become the first openly gay player in the National Football League.
Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1efCVfX

 

Bonus:

Local Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen on Michael Sam being openly gay. (Video)

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