How The Nation Reacted to Michael Sam Joining The Rams
May 11 2014 2:19 PM ET

How The Nation Reacted to Michael Sam Joining The Rams

Sunnivie Brydum

In the wake of Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay man drafted into the NFL, fans both old and new reacted primarily with support and enthusiasm.

Michael Sam Drafted to St. Louis Rams
May 10 2014 7:56 PM ET

Finally, A First For The NFL

Sunnivie Brydum

The SEC Defensive Player of the Year becomes the first openly gay man to be drafted into any of the four major American sports.

Michael Sam And Draft Day: What You Should Know
May 08 2014 7:00 AM ET

Michael Sam And Draft Day: What You Should Know

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam's fate could be decided this week. Where might he go?

Sam Prepared for Draft, Will Be Honored aat ESPYs
May 07 2014 3:53 PM ET

Sam Prepared for Draft, Will Be Honored at ESPYs

Michelle Garcia

Michael Sam also told Robin Roberts on Good Morning America that he has heard from many closeted athletes after his coming-out.

NFL Greats Say Michael Sam Will Be Accepted
May 03 2014 5:56 PM ET

NFL Greats Say Michael Sam Will Be Accepted

Trudy Ring

Several football Hall of Famers, gathered at an event in Cleveland this weekend, say Sam will be judged only for how he plays the game, not for being gay.

NFL Team Owners Say They're Ready to Recruit Gay Player
March 26 2014 2:53 PM ET

NFL Team Owners: Prepared to Recruit Gay Players

Michelle Garcia

Gay former football player Wade Davis held meetings with NFL team owners this week, and many say they're ready to bring a gay player into the fold.

Michael Sam Thanks His Mizzou Community
March 20 2014 3:24 PM ET

Michael Sam Thanks His Mizzou Community

Michelle Garcia

As Michael Sam puts out one last effort in front of NFL scouts, he thanks members of his campus community for providing support and love during his coming out.

NFL's Fitzgerald: Gay Discrimination Bill Has 'No Place In Society'
March 02 2014 2:19 PM ET

NFL's Fitzgerald: Gay Discrimination Bill Has 'No Place In Society'

Michelle Garcia

Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald said Arizona's discriminatory bill "doesn't have any place in our society."

Gay Retired NFL Player Roy Simmons Dies at 57
February 26 2014 4:00 PM ET

Gay Retired NFL Player Roy Simmons Dies at 57

Michelle Garcia

Roy Simmons, who played for both the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants, died last week.

Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Ban on Gay Players in NFL
February 26 2014 1:07 PM ET

Not a Good Day for Lobbyist Who Wants Gays Banned in NFL

Lucas Grindley

Things don't seem to be going according to plan for the lobbyist whose big idea it was to ban gay players from the NFL.

Lobbyist Proposes Gay Ban for NFL, Predicts Support From Dozens in Congress
February 25 2014 4:28 PM ET

Lobbyist Proposes Gay Ban for NFL

Daniel Reynolds

In response to the coming-out of NFL hopeful Michael Sam, lobbyist Jack Burkman is proposing legislation to bar gay players from the football league.

WATCH: Michael Sam Meets Press, Exudes Poise
February 22 2014 11:40 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Meets Press, Exudes Poise

Trudy Ring

Several sports commentators are offering kudos to Sam for the grace with which he responded to questions about the implications of being openly gay in pro football.

WATCH: Dallas Sportscaster Slams Michael Sam's Critics
February 13 2014 5:42 PM ET

WATCH: Dallas Sportscaster Slams Michael Sam's Critics

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Dale Hansen tackles those anonymous NFL sources who think an openly gay player will be a problem — and quotes Audre Lorde in the process.

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