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BREAKING: St. Louis Rams Draft Michael Sam, Setting Stage for First Openly Gay NFL Player - VIDEO

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RamsMichael Sam has been drafted by the St. Louis Rams and will become the first openly gay NFL player.

Sam was picked late in the 7th round of the draft and was the 249th pick overall.

More on the reactions to Sam’s drafting to come.. 

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Watch Sam's emotional reaction to the news, including sharing a kiss with his boyfriend AFTER THE JUMP... 



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  1. Great job, Michael!

    Posted by: Randy | May 10, 2014 7:00:35 PM

  2. Yay!

    Posted by: Chris | May 10, 2014 7:00:37 PM

  3. I like how everyone is waiting to make the obvious joke. But good for him!

    Posted by: Tigernan | May 10, 2014 7:06:23 PM

  4. This team will be a perfect fit for him. Now lets hope he makes the roster!

    Posted by: Brian W. | May 10, 2014 7:07:03 PM

  5. Told ya.

    Posted by: Blitzed | May 10, 2014 7:07:37 PM

  6. Good casting. Very photogenic. Shades of Vanessa Williams, First Black Miss America in 1983. Hope he's not eaten alive.

    Posted by: Gary | May 10, 2014 7:09:03 PM

  7. Wow! I've been following this all day and crossed my fingers as the last minutes closed in. (And I never cared about an NFL draft before). St. Louis is not one of the best cities to be gay (but his presence can't help but make it a better place) but at least he's still in Missouri where he's already established a reputation as a celebrated player.
    I can't believe I'm actually excited about the NFL!

    Posted by: GregV | May 10, 2014 7:10:53 PM

  8. He has to make the team first, which is far from a guarantee for a seventh round draft pick. Still a big day. I'm crying watching him on ESPN. I can't believe this macho sports channel is showing Sam repeatedly kissing his boyfriend on the lips

    Posted by: Matteo | May 10, 2014 7:18:57 PM

  9. woohoo!

    Posted by: Honesty | May 10, 2014 7:19:18 PM

  10. Damn... on ESPN, they showed footage of Michael Sam and friends' reaction to getting drafted. Brought tears to my eyes!

    Also, Michael Sam is f-ing hot as f---. Watching him hug and kiss his cute man (and cake smashing) is going to be J/O fodder for awhile!

    Posted by: Nat | May 10, 2014 7:21:15 PM

  11. Agree with Matteo. I think what has truly been historic today has been watching ESPN showing the video feed of Michael kissing his boyfriend…then showing it again…then showing Michael shove cake in his boyfriend's mouth and then kiss him again. WOW. And now they're showing it again!

    Posted by: seadad | May 10, 2014 7:23:10 PM

  12. Really Nat? Do you want to follow him into the locker room?

    Posted by: David | May 10, 2014 7:35:59 PM

  13. Mass murder never interested me until Jeffrey Dalmer. Funny how that works...

    Posted by: Arrow | May 10, 2014 7:42:11 PM

  14. Coulda done without the cake smashing. Cute boyfriend though. And I like Sam's voice just fine.

    Posted by: Smash Mouth | May 10, 2014 7:47:12 PM

  15. Tears of joy here.

    Posted by: TKinSC | May 10, 2014 7:52:40 PM

  16. Reminds me of gay romcomdrama: "Tigers & Devils" by Sean Kennedy.

    Posted by: PlaidCat | May 10, 2014 7:57:00 PM

  17. My God!!

    Posted by: Tony Perkins | May 10, 2014 8:01:21 PM

  18. New favorite team = St. Louis Rams

    Posted by: show me! | May 10, 2014 8:02:04 PM

  19. @DAVID

    Why yes... yes I do. What's your point?

    Posted by: Nat | May 10, 2014 8:06:07 PM

  20. Unfortunately, flaunting will have a price. Lucky boyfriend has zero gay fantasies. All of his are met.

    Posted by: Gary | May 10, 2014 8:08:24 PM

  21. what price? Someone going to beat him up?

    Posted by: simon | May 10, 2014 8:37:20 PM

  22. SIMON: The negative comments are popping like popcorn on all the sites. I doubt he'll be beat up, but his accomplishments are his own--they don't belong to us.

    Posted by: Gary | May 10, 2014 10:21:42 PM

  23. Aaron Rodgers still got time. Tick tock!

    Posted by: Jay | May 11, 2014 1:56:02 AM

  24. Yeah! History has been made,and a hot Gay kiss on ESPN!

    Posted by: Mikah | May 11, 2014 3:18:22 AM

  25. I don't think it was the kiss that bothered Americans -- it was the magenta shirt.

    Posted by: Gary | May 11, 2014 1:44:35 PM

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