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Michael Sam Stepping Away From Football

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Michael Sam: Being Gay Hasn't Kept Me Off NFL Roster

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Michael Sam Looks to Jumpstart NFL Career at Combine

Michael Sam Confirms His Engagement in a Tweet

Michael Sam: Coming Out Was the Right Thing to Do

Michael Sam Cut From Cowboys Practice Squad

Dallas Cowboys Confirm That Michael Sam Will Join Practice Squad

The Final Cut: Michael Sam Awaits Fate With St. Louis Rams

Michael Sam Joins Fray in Rams' Training Camp Scuffles

Obama Congratulates Sam for Step in 'Nation's Journey'

Michael Sam Waits for Call at NFL Draft

Michael Sam Fails to Impress at NFL Combine

The former University of Missouri defensive end is bidding to make the NFL. He would be the first openly gay player in the league.

NFL Prospect Michael Sam: See Me as Football Player First

Sam is slated to become the first openly gay player in the NFL, and on Saturday he spoke out for the first time since revealing his orientation.

Michael Sam Cheered at Missouri Game Halftime

Students form a human shield to block protesters from an anti-gay church.

Michael Sam Forces Change in College Policy

Athletic directors and football coaches are having to take a good hard look to ensure their programs would be able to address having a gay player.

Dallas Sportscaster's Comments Earn Fans, including Michael Sam

The gay football star says he agreed with everything Dale Hansen said about celebrating people's differences.

Michael Sam's 'Old School' Dad Struggles With Revelation

Michael Sam Sr., a self-described "old school . . . man-and-a-woman type of guy," as been struggling with the revelation that his son is gay.

Michael Sam: Out of the Closet and Into the Dough, If He's Good

NFL Union Prez: Players Will Accept Michael Sam 'With Open Arms'

“I know that the union will accept him with open arms, as will our players,” NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth said, via ESPN.

Michael Sam's Dad After 'I'm Gay' Text: Shocked and Proud

The University of Missouri football player sent his dad a text message telling him that he is gay.

Why Michael Sam's Team Kept His Secret

How did an entire football team keep one player's secret for so long?

Martin, Incognito Both Say Decision to Come Out Took 'Guts'

The two players at the center of the bullying story that engulfed the Miami Dolphins last season both the decision to come out took "guts."

Obamas Rally Behind Gay Athlete

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter Monday to voice their support of Michael Sam, the gay college footbal star who came out on Sunday.

Jason Collins Says He Met With Michael Sam for 2 Days

The former NBA player tweeted that he spoke with Sam for two days in Los Angeles before his announcement.

College Football Star Michael Sam: 'I'm an Openly, Proud Gay Man'

A University of Missouri star projected to be drafted into the NFL looks set to become the first openly gay pro football player.

Michael Sam is 'Gifted Athlete,' 'Courageous Man': Giants Owner

Giants co-owner Steve Tisch described Michael Sam as "a courageous man" after the Missouri star revealed his sexuality.

Sam's Draft Status Dropping After Revelation

Sam’s NFL draft stock appears to be falling, at least according to executives who were surveyed before and after yesterday’s public revelation

Joe Posnanski: Pioneering Michael Sam Is Modern Jackie Robinson

Like Jackie Robinson before him, Michael Sam is already a pioneer, Joe Posnanski argues.

NFL-Bound Michael Sam Wins Widespread Support After Coming Out

Michael Sam's University of Missouri teammates and other sports stars rallied around the All-American after he revealed to the world that he's gay.