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


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.


  1. Jon says

    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.

  2. oncemorewithfeeling says

    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.

  3. oncemorewithfeeling says

    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!

  4. Howard B says

    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.

  5. Derrick from Philly says

    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?

  6. Colleen says

    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.

  7. robroy says

    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)

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