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    Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player [W:282]

    Michael Sam Becomes First Openly Gay Player Drafted in NFL

    May 10, 2014

    The St. Louis Rams picked Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam today, making him the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL.Sam came out as gay in February. He told his teammates and coaches before the season."I understand how big this is," he told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" when he decided to come out. "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." ]Sam was named an All-American defensive lineman and The Associated Press' SEC Defensive Player of the Year last season.


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    Michael Sam: St. Louis Rams draft NFLís first openly gay player (updated)
    Sam becomes first openly gay player to be drafted - chicagotribune.com



    Congrats Mr. Sam! another hurdle over come. Nothign much needs said on this.
    Like all draftees I hope you have great success on the field. Good luck!



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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

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    Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player*-*Los Angeles Times
    Michael Sam: St. Louis Rams draft NFL’s first openly gay player (updated)
    Sam becomes first openly gay player to be drafted - chicagotribune.com



    Congrats Mr. Sam! another hurdle over come. Nothign much needs said on this.
    Like all draftees I hope you have great success on the field. Good luck!



    I wish him well. I hope he proves the naysayers wrong. But since when is a seventh round pick big news? It doesn't mean that he can't be a great player - Tom Brady was a 6th round pick and Marques Colston was the second to last pick. So I hope he cam be as good as them, and we can talk about how he's a GOOD Linebacker instead of a GAY Linebacker.


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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    after his performance at the combine, i'm surprised he was drafted at all.

    it was nearly unanimous that he's a great dude... but not good enough for the NFL
    he's not fast, and he's not strong.... so I guess, here's to hoping he has something in his bag of tricks to overcome those extremely important attributes.



    personally, I hope he sucks... but that's just because I can't stand the Rams and I hope they have a losing season.

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I wish him well. I hope he proves the naysayers wrong. But since when is a seventh round pick big news? It doesn't mean that he can't be a great player - Tom Brady was a 6th round pick and Marques Colston was the second to last pick. So I hope he cam be as good as them, and we can talk about how he's a GOOD Linebacker instead of a GAY Linebacker.
    it's only news because he's gay... no other reason.

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    after his performance at the combine, i'm surprised he was drafted at all.

    it was nearly unanimous that he's a great dude... but not good enough for the NFL
    he's not fast, and he's not strong.... so I guess, here's to hoping he has something in his bag of tricks to overcome those extremely important attributes.



    personally, I hope he sucks... but that's just because I can't stand the Rams and I hope they have a losing season.
    comes out say he is gay and he gets the league minimum, still more then most make in 5 years.

    But I am done with the National Felons League. and not because of micheal sam

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I wish him well. I hope he proves the naysayers wrong. But since when is a seventh round pick big news? It doesn't mean that he can't be a great player - Tom Brady was a 6th round pick and Marques Colston was the second to last pick. So I hope he cam be as good as them, and we can talk about how he's a GOOD Linebacker instead of a GAY Linebacker.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    after his performance at the combine, i'm surprised he was drafted at all.

    it was nearly unanimous that he's a great dude... but not good enough for the NFL
    he's not fast, and he's not strong.... so I guess, here's to hoping he has something in his bag of tricks to overcome those extremely important attributes.



    personally, I hope he sucks... but that's just because I can't stand the Rams and I hope they have a losing season.
    He could still end up being great. Tom Brady was drafted 16 picks after the Browns drafted Spergeon Wynn. I bet they'd like a do over on that one now!


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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I know the bolded pained you.
    It does, but he's certainly turned out to be better than most 6th rounders.


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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It does, but he's certainly turned out to be better than most 6th rounders.
    Thing with the draft is outside of the top 10 it really doesn't matter when you go, but more what you do once your name is called.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Thing with the draft is outside of the top 10 it really doesn't matter when you go, but more what you do once your name is called.
    Even within the top 10. Nobody speaks fondly of Ryan Leaf or Tony Mandarich.


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