Watch Michael Sam's Emotional Reaction to Being Drafted Into the NFL: VIDEO

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Michael Sam's reaction to the news that the St. Louis Rams drafted him into the NFL is absolutely priceless.

Watch him celebrate with some cake and a kiss from his (still unnamed) boyfriend, AFTER THE JUMP...



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  1. KISS!!

    Posted by: Glenn I | May 10, 2014 8:04:01 PM

  2. As a gay guy who played and loves football, this is a great day! Thanks to ESPN for their respectful coverage. It is nice to see respectful, mainstream coverage for something other than celebrities or the Tony Awards.

    Posted by: michiganjd | May 10, 2014 8:04:14 PM

  3. Woody alert...

    Posted by: Nat | May 10, 2014 8:07:47 PM

  4. And damn his arms... probably bigger than many people's legs!

    Posted by: Nat | May 10, 2014 8:08:30 PM

  5. couples with size difference are so sexy.

    Posted by: Andy | May 10, 2014 8:10:20 PM

  6. Wow, it's a great day for sports. Maybe now we can get on with more important issues, like allowing lesbians to play golf and tennis and does diving make men gay or is it the other way around.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | May 10, 2014 8:14:19 PM

  7. as a gay man in his 60's who suffered humiliation in his 20's I am glad I lived to see this...........

    Posted by: steve | May 10, 2014 8:18:06 PM

  8. YAY THIS!

    Posted by: Don | May 10, 2014 8:18:37 PM

  9. According to Outsports, his boyfriend's name is Vito.

    Posted by: KT | May 10, 2014 8:25:05 PM

  10. This is fantastic, and I am really overjoyed for him. But someone needs to tell him that smearing cake in your partner's face is not a cool way to celebrate your wedding or being drafted into the NFL. It's tacky.

    Posted by: peterparker | May 10, 2014 8:25:29 PM

  11. ew he has a boyfriend. guess i'm outta luck. :(

    Posted by: Joe | May 10, 2014 8:26:53 PM

  12. Shut it, PeterParker. It's joy. See if you can find some.

    Posted by: Tigernan | May 10, 2014 8:27:54 PM

  13. I have to give ESPN a lot of credit for the way they handled this.

    Beautiful couple as well!

    Posted by: Brian W. | May 10, 2014 8:31:45 PM

  14. Seeing this on my TV made me sooo happy! What a sweet moment!

    Posted by: JMC | May 10, 2014 8:43:35 PM

  15. I hope they can get married in their state.

    Posted by: mitch reid | May 10, 2014 8:44:58 PM

  16. it's a shame they're making all kinds of homophobic remarks on some of the straight sports web sites.

    Posted by: Stephen in Laguna | May 10, 2014 8:46:09 PM

  17. Wow! The homophobia is also out in force at youtube. Go to the video there, and "like" it.

    Posted by: Retro | May 10, 2014 8:53:09 PM

  18. Has cake-in-the-face spread from weddings to other celebrations?

    Posted by: BobN | May 10, 2014 8:55:05 PM

  19. Congratulations (And that is one lucky boyfriend...)

    Posted by: jarago | May 10, 2014 9:01:03 PM

  20. I am sure we will get to know more about who the boyfriend is once the paps swoop in. I hope they are ready for the kind of crap they are going to give them.
    I am glad to see him stay in his home turf. Less pressure from the fans and he can focus on performing.

    Posted by: Bestcomments | May 10, 2014 9:06:04 PM

  21. LOVE him, well deserved for such a talent , he and his partner seem very much in I the only one who didn't see actual tears? Must be a lot of pressure.

    Posted by: Patrick | May 10, 2014 9:16:49 PM

  22. That is the sweetest, most beautiful thing… for the first time in my life, I think I'm going to be watching football next year!

    Posted by: Fred L | May 10, 2014 9:20:21 PM

  23. That is the sweetest, most beautiful thing… for the first time in my life, I think I'm going to be watching football next year!

    Posted by: Fred L | May 10, 2014 9:20:22 PM

  24. wow, imagine getting rammed by Michael Sam every night. He seems like a loving boyfriend.

    Posted by: Andy | May 10, 2014 9:21:50 PM

  25. So happy for him! So glad the news was good! It doesn't matter what the homophobes say. There's nothing they can do and they are just pouting!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | May 10, 2014 9:24:48 PM

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