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Missouri Star Michael Sam Tells ESPN He Is Gay

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) Former Missouri star defensive end Michael Sam tells ESPN he is gay.

Source: Associated Press

College Football Star Michael Sam Says He Is Gay; May Become First Publicly Gay Player in N.F.L.

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

I looked in their eyes, and they just started shaking their heads like, finally, he came out, Mr. Sam said Sunday in an interview with The New York Times, the first time he spoke publicly about his sexual orientation.

Mr. Sam, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound senior, went on to a stellar season for Missouri, which finished 12-2 and won the Cotton Bowl.

Source: JOHN BRANCH, New York Times


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