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Missouri DL Michael Sam Says That He’s Gay

by Tj Llewellyn | Posted on Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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This shouldn’t be a big deal in this day and age but it’s a big deal.

According to a story via John branch of the New York Times, Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam says that he is gay.

As Michael Sam, a defensive lineman, began to speak, he balled up a piece of paper in his hands. “I’m 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.

“I just want to make sure I could tell my story the way I want to tell it,” said Mr. Sam, who also spoke with ESPN on Sunday. “I just want to own my truth.”

Sam is about to embark on a journey no other football player before him has travelled, will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

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  1. Power 2 tha People says:

    Have the up most respect for this young man.

  2. mo_g says:

    i wish this brother well. i wonder if the lady from thebeardinglady.blogspot.com will interview him

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