Michael Sam could become first openly gay NFL player

Posted by Rhuaridh Marr
February 10, 2014 10:55 AM |

"I am an openly proud gay man."

-- Michael Sam, defensive lineman for the Missouri Tigers, in an interview with ESPN. Named the Associated Press' "SEC Defensive Player of the Year," Sam is eligible for the NFL draft in May, and, if selected, could become the sport's first openly gay player.

Watch the ESPN interview below.

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