Missouri's Michael Sam reveals sexual orientation; may become NFL's first openly gay player
Sun Feb 9, 2014
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. Now Mr. Sam enters an uncharted area of the sports landscape. He is making his public declaration before he is drafted, to the potential detriment to his professional career. And he is doing so as he prepares to enter a league with an overtly macho culture, where controversies over homophobia have attracted recent attention.
(New York Times
Share: Facebook | Twitter | Email
Related: Other News
Recent ACC & NCAA News:Keuka College to Change ‘Wolfpack’ Nickname After Pressure From N.C. StateMonday February 8, 2016Rick Pitino: Fine schools, coaches for violationsMonday February 8, 2016Caleb Martin stands out by standing up late in N.C. State's loss to DukeMonday February 8, 2016Video: What drives die-hard sports fans?Sunday February 7, 2016Video: Panthers assistant Bruce DeHaven won't let cancer keep him from Super Bowl 50Sunday February 7, 2016