Michael Alan Sam, Jr. a famous American football defense player, has proudly announced that he is gay. He attends the University of Missouri. He played school football for the Missouri Tigers football team for four years. He could become the nationwide Football League’s first openly gay contestant after disclosing his sexuality.
The 24-year-old started his college football career at the University of Missouri in December and is expected to be made a draft by an NFL franchise in May.
“I came to notify the world I’m an openly gay man,” the defensive lineman told ESPN. “If I work hard, if I make plays – that’s all that should matter.” . Should Sam be made a draft as expected and make an NFL roster in the 2014, he would become the first open gay. He will also be the first gay contestant to compete in any of North America’s four major sports – football, basketball, baseball and hockey.
Deion Sanders tweeted that ”Michael Sam isn’t the first gay contestant in the NFL but the first to come out.” So his honesty should be respected.