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Michael Sam Joins NFL Rams

By Charlotte Robinson, May 10, 2014

Finally Michael Sam becomes the first openly gay player drafted to National Football League. The St. Louis Rams picked Michael Sam the Missouri defensive lineman. The announcement by NFL Vice President of Game Operations Mike Kensil was met with overwhelming cheers from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall in NYC where the draft was held. Rams coach Jeff Fisher stated, "In a world of diversity we live in, I am honored to be a part of this." Sarah Kate Ellis GLAAD President & CEO stated, "Without a doubt, this is a game changer. Today, Michael Sam has redefined what it takes to be a champion. He's tackled stereotypes & joins the ranks of athletic trailblazers like Jason Collins & Brittney Griner in showing Americans that there's no place for homophobia on the field. As support for equality continues to surge, it's clear that sports fans are ready, football is ready & America is ready for its first openly gay NFL player." Sam is the among several high-profile athletes to come out as LGBT recently with others including the NBA's Jason Collins, the WNBA's Brittney Griner, NCAA Division I basketball player Derrick Gordon, WWE's Darren Young, UFC's Liz Carmouche, MMA's Fallon Fox & Major League Soccer's Robbie Rogers. Updates to Come…:)
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