First Openly Gay WWE Wrestler ‘Extremely Proud’ of Michael Sam

by Chuck Carroll

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — WWE Superstar Darren Young is applauding NFL hopeful Michael Sam who announced over the weekend that he is gay.

Young made history last year when he became first pro wrestler in WWE history to publicly identified themselves as gay or lesbian.

“Extremely proud of @MikeSamFootball 4 handling business on his own terms. Best of luck in May’s NFL draft! #JustBeU,” Young Tweeted.

“It’s not about the ‘media’ attention u get from coming out,” he added. “(It’s) about the respect u acquire by staying true & living an honest life.”

The WWE was quick to stand in support of Young’s decision, just as the NFL wasted little time to announce its support of Sam.

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