Gay NFL Player
President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam inspired millions when he came out as homosexual before the 2014 NFL Draft. But, he also inspired those who oppose homosexuals to try to take drastic action.
Former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam revealed to the world Sunday night that he is homosexual. The consensus All-American’s declaration could set the stage for him to be the first active openly gay player in the history of the NFL. But the decision to reveal his sexuality also comes with great risks for his future in the game of football.