Sam He Is
SEC Defensive Player of the Year and NFL prospect Michael Sam came out. While he says his teammates and coaches knew since the summer and that many people associated with the NFL also seemed to know, he wanted to formally come out on his own terms, saying, “I want to own my truth. … No one else should tell my story but me.”
Right now, everyone is saying the right things and I am hopeful that folks will do the right thing as well. ESPN.com has him rated as the 119th best prospect in the draft and scored him as a “good prospect”. Odds are he will be drafted somewhere in the middle rounds. If so, he will be the first openly gay athlete to play in a major American team sport.
There is lots more coverage at ESPN.com and elsewhere around the web.