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Missouri's Michael Sam reveals sexual orientation; may become NFL's first openly gay player

As Michael Sam, a defensive lineman, began to speak, he balled up a piece of paper in his hands. ā€œIā€™m gay,ā€ he said. With that, Mr. Sam set himself on a path to become the first publicly gay player in the National Football League. Now Mr. Sam enters an uncharted area of the sports landscape. He is making his public declaration before he is drafted, to the potential detriment to his professional career. And he is doing so as he prepares to enter a league with an overtly macho culture, where controversies over homophobia have attracted recent attention. (New York Times)


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