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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.

Michael Sam Saga Expected To Expand NFL Fan Base

By David Crary | Monday May 19, 2014
The milestone has made gay fans more enthusiastic and already is drawing newcomers into the fold. Many may become Rams fans or - like Guequierre - henceforth consider St. Louis "my second favorite team."

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.

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.

No Hesitation For Networks Airing Sam Reaction

By Linda Elber | Monday May 12, 2014
Producer Seth Markman, who oversees NFL draft coverage for ESPN, said that in the extensive preparation for Sam’s possible draft, "we never had one discussion about, `What if he’s drafted, his partner’s there and they kiss?’ Honestly, it never came up."

Dolphins Fine Jones For Negative Tweets About Michael Sam

Monday May 12, 2014
Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was fined an undisclosed amount Sunday and will undergo educational training after sending a negative tweet about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be selected in the NFL draft.

Donald Trump Not Thrilled About Michael Sam Kissing His Boyfriend

By Winnie McCroy | Monday May 12, 2014
Real estate tycoon and comb-over queen Donald Trump says that the kiss between Michael Sam and his partner Vito Cammisano was "pretty out there."

Obama Congratulates First Openly Gay NFL Draftee

Sunday May 11, 2014
President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

2014 NFL Draft: Decision Day for Michael Sam

By Ralph D. Russo | Saturday May 10, 2014
Decision day has arrived for Michael Sam.