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Michael Sam Opens Online Store Ahead of Draft Featuring 'Stand with Sam' Merch

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Michael Sam has opened an online shop ahead of the NFL draft featuring a variety of 'Stand with Sam' apparel, he announced via Twitter on Friday. "A portion of the proceeds of all Michael Sam gear will be going to at-risk youth in the St. Louis area," according to Sam. It's unclear at this point how big a portion.

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  1. Hope Sam is also spending plenty of time in the weight room!

    Posted by: Ken | Mar 10, 2014 10:17:58 AM


  2. I'm sorry, but this just continues to validate the other side's criticism of Michael Sam coming out, that it now becomes about him and "the cause" rather than him just being a regular football player. How can we expect folks to treat us as average regular sorts of folks who are "just like them" and then go and make it all about us, like Michael Sam is doing? The hypocrisy is thick and stifling.

    Posted by: Jon | Mar 10, 2014 11:09:14 AM


  3. Looks like he is trying to keep his options open if his pro career fizzles.

    Posted by: Perry | Mar 10, 2014 11:20:16 AM


  4. I, for one, am not going lose any sleep over what morons think.

    I'm sure they'd love him if only he did the right thing, like, say, disappear forever.

    And, of course, he's the only athlete in the world who's ever made it "all about him".

    I'm always so disappointed in the quality of trolling on this site.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Mar 10, 2014 11:22:30 AM


  5. And somebody tell Ben Cohen to sit down and shut up while we're at it. He's not helping us any with all of his, you know, help.

    Stop making it all about us, Ben!

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Mar 10, 2014 11:24:38 AM


  6. $$$$$!

    Posted by: Jason | Mar 10, 2014 11:32:47 AM


  7. You shut your filthy whore mouth about my Ben Cohen

    Posted by: WOLF | Mar 10, 2014 11:54:14 AM


  8. So he's out and not ashamed of it. I see no problem with this and actually it's refreshing.

    Posted by: MisterM | Mar 10, 2014 12:28:16 PM


  9. I'd like to see Ben Cohen do gay porn with Jeremy Scahill.

    Posted by: will | Mar 10, 2014 12:36:10 PM


  10. Michael Sam is not the first athlete to cash in on his celebrity and won't be the last. Get the money while the gettin's good. More power to him.

    Posted by: Howard B | Mar 10, 2014 12:41:15 PM


  11. Most draft worthy college atheletes have no money when they graduate (hell, they have no money before they graduate). Until they (hopefully) sign with a team they're broke--unless you are Reggie Bush and know how to werk it, honey.

    What do some you want him to do? Hustle his "stuff" on one of those internet hook-up sites? That's a sure way to sign with a pro team, isn't it?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 10, 2014 12:50:13 PM


  12. I saw these headlines about Sam "cashing in" on TMZ and like, and I thought "oh, that's surprising, who did he sign a contract with?"
    But no. He has a little online store with print on demand tees and buttons, like any small time rock band or church group. He could literally make TENS of dollars from this! With a lot of traffic from friends and Mizzou students, maybe as much as FOUR FIGURES!
    The internet equivalent of a lemonade stand, and 'phobes are freaking out.

    Posted by: Colleen | Mar 10, 2014 1:31:34 PM


  13. Ehh-this is such a tricky moment and with him bombing the combo he would have been best served by a low-key nose to the grindstone approach. And not simply because he is the first openly gay draft prospect. Look at Johnny Manzeil- he rocked the combine, is a top tier player and is still having to tow the line to avoid letting the thought of him as a show boater/distraction become the main impression. And the amateur quality of the goods is kinda fanboyish... (ducks)

    Posted by: robroy | Mar 10, 2014 2:18:40 PM


  14. That is one ugly shirt...if this man is truly gay he needs to get a better designer.

    Posted by: jarago | Mar 10, 2014 5:42:22 PM


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