Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay
Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.
Posted: Sunday, February 9, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 2:16 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.
Coaches at 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 — 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.
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Sunday, February 9, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 2:16 pm.