President Obama Congratulates Michael Sam; Miami Dolphins Player Tweets His Disapproval

President Obama has released a statement praising Michael Sam and the St Louis Rams for making history yesterday.

6a00d8341c730253ef01a3fd05e1d0970b-500wiThe President congratulates Michael Sam, the Rams and the NFL for taking an important step forward today in our Nation’s journey. From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are.

The news about Sam made quite an impact across social media. ABC News reports:

Sam may also make history for being the most tweeted-about draft pick. Just 40 minutes after being drafted, there were already about 110,000 tweets referencing Michael Sam or @MikeSamFootball, including tweets from the Rams, the NFL, and supportive teammates.

But the news was not all good in the world of social media. A player from the Miami Dolphins is in hot water for a tweet he sent out right after a celebratory kiss Sam shared with his boyfriend was broadcast on live television.

The Miami Herald reports:

Second-year defensive back Don Jones tweeted out "omg" immediately after video of the kiss aired. And when someone asked if he was referring to the embrace, he responded: "horrible." Within minutes, the tweet was taken down. The Dolphins plan to address the matter with Jones in the near future.


According to ESPN, Dolphins general manager Dennis Hickey is none too pleased with Jones.

"I was made aware of it and I was disappointed in those comments," Hickey said Saturday night. "That's not what we stand for as an organization. The draft weekend is a culmination for so many players, their lifetime achievement of their dream to achieve a goal for Michael Sam and all the other players.

The Miami Dolphins passed on Sam during the NFL draft.

Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:06am ETC by Steve Pep
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