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Michael Sam Reportedly Engaged to Boyfriend Vito Cammisano

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Unconfirmed reports are coming in that Michael Sam is now engaged to longtime boyfriend Vito Cammisano.

TMZ writes that it's "unclear who asked who ... but one of Vito's friends (who was on the University of Missouri swim team with Vito) is already congratulating the couple about it on Twitter ... and Sam "liked" her post."

Page Six reports the couple got engaged in Rome during their European vacation through Italy and Spain. Sam turned 25 on Wednesday. 

Congrats to the happy couple if reports are true!

Watch a clip of Sam discussing his thoughts on marriage for last month's Oprah Winfrey Network documentary (and more shots from the European vacation), AFTER THE JUMP...

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Outsports names Tony Dungy 'A--hole Of The Year': VIDEO

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It takes a pretty big a--hole to beat out Russian President Vladimir Putin, but that's precisely what NFL-coach-turned-NBC-analyst Tony Dungy has done. 

In a year when Michael Sam was by far the No. 1 gay sports story, it's no surprise that the LGBT site Outsports has chosen as its "A--hole of the Year" one of Sam's biggest detractors. 

Outsports named Dungy (above left) "A--hole Of The Year" for his statement in July that he would not have drafted Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player — and for a subsequent attempt to cover up his homophobia by saying the statement was based on the fact that Sam's presence would be a distraction, not his sexual orientation. 

The deeply religious Dungy's attempted cover-up was pretty obvious given his record — which includes support for an anti-gay hate group in Indiana in 2007 and a tweet last year saying he didn't agree with openly gay NBA player Jason Collins' "lifestyle."

And Dungy's argument that Sam's presence would be a distraction seems awfully hypocritical — and that much more homophobic — in light of his previous support for other NFL players including dog-killer Michael Vick and wife-beater Ray Rice. 

All of which has continued to fuel speculation that Dungy's son, who committed suicide in 2005, was gay, according to Outsports' Cyd Ziegler: 

It's shameful that NBC continues to give this man a platform from which he can push LGBT athletes and youth deeper into the closet. ... 

People like Dungy are the worst part of sports: heralded for their "fatherly" position to some players and given a pass for creating a dynamic in sports where gay athletes are driven by fear. He needlessly gives Christians in sport a very bad name, and his designation of "father figure" in the NFL gives validity to the anti-gay beliefs of others.

Watch a video in which Ziegler plays Dungy's alter ego, AFTER THE JUMP ... 

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Newspaper Makes Then Deletes Dick Joke About Greenbay Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers

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Pioneer Press has deleted a tweet it sent out linking to an article on Greenbay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodger's good luck charm -- the red beard of a fan he encountered and now tugs on at every home game. The tweet sent out by Pioneer Press, however, was somewhat more vague about what exactly Rodgers' lucky charm might be. As Deadspin reports, the tweet read, "It's red and 9 inches long, and #Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tugs it for good luck."

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Apparently, the joke was too much for some to handle. In Pioneer Press' piece on the beard in question, owned by a communications technician named Jeremy Wilcox, Wilcox describes his and Rodgers' pre-game ritual as "just guys having fun."

You'll recall that last year Rodgers chose to address rumors that he is gay. Speaking with 540 ESPN Milwaukee, Rogers commented, “I’m just going to say I’m not gay. I really, really like women. That’s all I can really say about that.”


Media Mogul David Geffen Claims 20-Year-Old College Football Player Ex-Boyfriend Is Stalking Him

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Media mogul David Geffen is having issues with 20-year-old ex-boyfriend Jamie Kuntz again after Kuntz was arrested in October for violating the terms of a restraining order reports Defamer via TMZKuntz stands accused of "Following, harassing and making a 'credible threat' against the Hollywood big wig sometime between September and November." Kuntz is now facing a felony stalking charge and a minor misdemeanor charge for allegedly disobeying a court order to stay away from Geffen. Kuntz' lawyers say the whole thing is a big misunderstanding and no stalking was involved.

Kuntz is a former North Dakota State College of Science student who was dismissed from the school's football team in 2012 after he and Geffen were spotted kissing in the press box of a game. The school claims he was removed from the team for lying about the kiss, and not because he's gay. Kuntz originally told team officials that Geffen was his grandfather.

 


Canadian Idol Finalist Marshall Williams to Play Gay 'Football Stud' in Upcoming Final Season of 'Glee'

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Marshall Williams, an actor and model best known for being a contestant on Canadian Idol, is set to join the cast of Glee for the show's upcoming sixth and final season. 

TV Line reports that Williams will be playing Spencer, the "new resident 'football stud' who just so happens to possess an incredible voice. He's also gay. But, per the role's casting notice, “he's post-Glee gay — no one messes with him about his sexuality because he will kick their asses if they do.”

LewisOther new cast members include Laura Dreyfuss, Noah Guthrie, Samantha Ware, and Billy Lewis Jr. (pictured right), who will be playing a "super-positive" cheerleader that gives off a gay vibe (but isn't).

Head over to TV Line here for the full breakdown of the new castmembers. 

Glee's sixth season premieres Friday, January 9 on Fox. Check out a promo AFTER THE JUMP...

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Michael Sam on Whether His 'Cake Kiss' Was Staged and If He Thinks Homophobia Is Why He's Not In the NFL: VIDEO

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Sitting down with Oprah for an interview that aired on OWN last night, Michael Sam was asked about the infamous "cake kiss" he shared with boyfriend Vito Cammisano that aired on ESPN after Sam was drafted to the St. Louis Rams late in the seventh round of the NFL draft. 

Oprah asked Sam whether the kiss was staged for the cameras, as well as whether he thought the kiss itself was "too much" for America and the NFL to handle

In a separate clip, Oprah asked Sam if he thinks he isn't in the NFL now because he "wasn't good enough to play" or because he's gay.

Find out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Did you watch the interview and documentary? What did you think?

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