74°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
3 Day Outlook
Tue
85°
72°
80%
Wed
86°
71°
80%
Thu
86°
71°
60%
Follow our weather team on social media

Reports: Missouri All-American says he is gay

1 year ago February 09, 2014 Feb 9, 2014 Sunday, February 09 2014 Sunday, February 09, 2014 7:10:03 PM EST in News
Source: Associated Press

Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August.

Sam says: "I am an openly, proud gay man."

The 255-pound Sam participated in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., last month after leading the SEC in sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (19), and he is projected to be a mid-round NFL draft pick.

He says: "It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be ... I want to be a football player in the NFL."

More News

comments powered by Disqus

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
5 Days
Radar
Today
74°
73°
Tue
Heavy T-Storms
85°
72°
Wed
T-Storms
86°
71°
Thu
Scattered T-Storms
86°
71°
Fri
PM T-Storms
87°
71°