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Michael Sam Seeks To Become First Openly Gay Athlete In Professional Team Sports

You guys are going to have to forgive me for putting this in the Crazy News section. But seeing as how people’s reactions can sometimes be over the top. It just seems appropriate. Michael Sam, All American Defensive Lineman of the University of Mizzouri came out publicly as a gay man, just months before the NFL Draft. Seeking to become the first openly gay athlete in the for major U.S. Sports leagues. In an attempt to get out in front and tell his story before someone did it for him, Sam spoke with ESPN’s Chris Connelly to make the announcement on News magazine “Outside The Lines” to reveal not only that he was gay, but that his teammates have known about it for a year. Here is a brief video of the exchange.

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