[video] Mizzou Football Star Michael Sam Interview: Says ‘I’m Gay’

Never heard anything about this Michael Sam character.Still am confused as to why he must hoist his homosexuality onto the general public before he has played one down in the NFL.Seems like a private matter that should be kept private, instead of trying to gain acclaim for his choice of men over women. We will see how this effects his career and if this open the floodgates in professional sports and becomes a trend or just a blip on the screen.

via NY Times

Coaches at the University of Missouri divided players into small groups at a preseason football practice last year for a team-building exercise. One by one, players were asked to talk about themselves ā€” where they grew up, why they chose Missouri and what others might not know about them.

As Michael Sam, a defensive lineman, began to speak, he balled up a piece of paper in his hands. ā€œIā€™m gay,ā€ he said. With that, Mr. Sam set himself on a path to become the first publicly gay player in the National Football League.
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