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The 15 Best Reactions To Michael Sam Coming Out As A Gay Athlete

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam captured all of the headlines on Sunday as he bravely announced on ESPN’s Outside The Lines and in the New York Times that he is a homosexual. Sam’s teammates have known about the All-American lineman’s sexual preference since August when he informed the entire team. There has definitely been gay NFL players, but none have had the courage to come forward. Sam is eligible for the NFL Draft and is expected to be an early to mid-round pick so this upcoming season will see the first openly gay professional football player. Here is how players, coaches, media and teammates reacted to the news of Sam’s momentous announcement.