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'Modern Family' Star: Acceptance Will Grow for Gay Athletes

By John Carucci | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
Actor Eric Stonestreet predicts that one day, it's not going to take an act of courage for an openly gay person to play in the NFL.

Rams’ Michael Sam Feels Welcome in NFL

Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
Though he’s no ordinary rookie, St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam says he’s treated as such so far in the NFL.

Michael Sam Signs $2.65M Rookie Contract With St. Louis Rams

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 16, 2014
With last week’s signing of a four-year $2.65 million rookie contract with the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam continued to make history as the first openly gay player signed to an NFL contract.

Anti-Gay DC Lobbyist: ’Don’t Use Your Visa To Buy A Michael Sam Jersey’

By Bobby McGuire | Friday May 16, 2014
Jack Burkman, the self-proclaimed "powerful" DC lobbyist has launched a national boycott against Visa and the St. Louis Rams for hiring openly gay football player, Michael Sam.

Two Spanish Soccer Players Kiss After Game Win

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday May 15, 2014
Two Spanish soccer stars pulled a Michael Sam Wednesday and locked lips while on camera after winning the Europa League, Gay Star News reports.

Michael Sam Ready To Get Back To Football

Wednesday May 14, 2014
The first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team was confident and engaged Tuesday as he was formally introduced by the St. Louis Rams, handling questions and scrutiny with aplomb well beyond that of a typical seventh-round pick.

Ex-Football Player Takes Issue With Sam’s Kiss

By Jason St. Amand | Monday May 12, 2014
Former New York Giants player Derrick Ward is outraged over ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend after Sam learned he is the first openly gay athlete to be drafted into the National Football League.

Former Ole Miss Guard Critical of Michael Sam TV Coverage

Monday May 12, 2014
Former Mississippi basketball player Marshall Henderson says ESPN’s coverage of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL was inappropriate and that he is boycotting SportsCenter.

Picking Sam, Rams Welcome 1st Openly Gay Player

By Ralph D. Russo | Sunday May 11, 2014
Michael Sam waited and waited. Hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually, there were only eight more picks left on the third and final day of the NFL draft.

Dolphins Safety Calls Rams’ Drafting of Michael Sam ’Horrible’ in Tweet

Sunday May 11, 2014
A negative one-word tweet from Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones about the drafting of Michael Sam drew a rebuke from the team.