Missouri All-America defensive end Michael Sam could become first openly gay NFL player
Tolerance is about to be tested in the National Football League. And Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation.
Missouri's All-America defensive end came out to the entire country Sunday night and could become the first openly gay player in America's most popular sport.
"I just want to go to the team who drafts me," Sam told ESPN in an interview that aired Sunday, "because that team knows about me, knows that I'm gay, and also knows that I work hard. That's the team I want to go to."
Nobody has ever done this before.
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Posted on Tue, February 11, 2014