NFL Draft Prospect Comes Out

Sam is a very talented prospect.

Mizzou Tigers DE Michael Sam has come out. Sam is a 2014 Draft prospect and the 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year recipient.

Sam told the New York Times, “I’m Michael Sam. I’m a football player and I’m gay.”

The NFL released this statement: “We admire Michael Sam’s honesty and courage. Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.”

Sam tweeted the following:

Sam will be the first openly gay player in the NFL when he steps on the field this fall. In 2013, Sam racked up 48 total tackles, 11.5 sacks, and 19 tackles for loss.

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