Your Say: Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Your Say: Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay

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Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports that were published Sunday, Sam said his teammates and coaches at Missouri have known since August.

"It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be ... I want to be a football player in the NFL," he said in the interviews.


7News wants to know: Do you think this announcement will affect Michael Sam's football career?


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