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St. Louis Rams draft Michael Sam



Published: Sat, May 10, 2014 @ 6:55 p.m.

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Sam has been picked by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the NFL draft, becoming the first openly gay player drafted by a pro football team.

Sam played at Missouri, and came out as gay in media interviews earlier this year. His team and coaches knew his secret and kept it for his final college season.

He went on to have the best year of his career: He was the Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound Sam was considered a mid-to-late round pick, far from a sure thing to be drafted. He played defensive end in college, but he’s short for that position in the NFL and slower than most outside linebackers, the position he’ll need to transition to at the professional level.


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1MLC75(568 comments)posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Who cares,he will be a bust.

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2IslandMike(757 comments)posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

The media cares, they are going to force me to change the channel every time they try to shove this non-story down our throat. Almost 300 players drafted and this is going to get 90 percent of the news coverage.

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3exlonghorn(35 comments)posted 6 months, 2 weeks ago

Average player at best. Rams have to know it will not be well received if he fails to make the team.

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