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Mizzou’s Sam says he’s gay; will the NFL care?

  • 9:49 pm Sunday, February 9th, 2014 by Mark Bradley
Michael Sam rushes Aaron Murray. (Jason Getz/AJC)

Michael Sam, the SEC’s defensive player of the year, has revealed to the New York Times that he’s gay. The NFL, through spokesperson Greg Aiello, has offered its immediate Tweeted support, saying, “We admire Michael Sam’s honesty and courage … We look forward to welcoming and supporting (Sam) in 2014.”

Our statement on Michael Sam: We admire Michael Sam's honesty and courage. Michael is a football player…more— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) February 10, 2014

…Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) [More]