Michael Sam

2014 NFL Combine

Obama Congratulates First Openly Gay NFL Draftee

President Barack Obama sends his congratulations to Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.

05/11/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine. Sam is expected to become the first openly gay player in the history of the NFL. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Here’s the Draft of the Bill Proposing to Prohibit Gay NFL Players

Here’s the text from the bill supposedly to be introduced to Congress, which if passed, would prohibit players from being openly gay in the NFL.

02/27/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam takes part in position drills during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Proposal to Ban Gay NFL Players to be Released, Lobbyist Says

A bill proposing to ban gay players in the NFL will be released by close of business on Thursday, controversial lobbyist Jack Burkman tells 106.7 The Fan. Listen to his interview on The Fan here.

02/27/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine. Sam is expected to become the first openly gay player in the history of the NFL. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Some Redskins Would Have Issue with Gay Teammate

The majority of Washington Redskins would have no issue with having a gay teammate, though the locker room would not be completely void of controversy, according to a number of players on the current roster.

02/25/2014

In all likelihood, Michael Sam will become the first openly gay player in NFL history this spring.  However, one NFL player says some teammates already know of other gay men in the locker room. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

New York Times: Michael Sam’s Father Disagrees with Son’s Lifestyle

The New York Times spoke with the father of Michael Sam — who recently announced he is a gay male. Sam Sr. said to The Times of his son’s landmark announcement, “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment.”

02/11/2014

The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player's decision to announce that he is gay, with President Barack Obama's spokesman, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all portraying him as a courageous and inspirational athlete.  (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

White House Shows Support For ‘Courage’ In Gay Mo. Player’s Announcement

The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player’s decision to announce that he is gay.

02/10/2014

In all likelihood, Michael Sam will become the first openly gay player in NFL history this spring.  However, one NFL player says some teammates already know of other gay men in the locker room. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

NFL Player: ‘Of Course’ I Know There Are Other Gay Players

Dominique Hamilton says although Michael Sam is poised to become the first openly gay athlete in NFL history this spring, it’s no secret among current players that there are already gay men in the locker room.

02/10/2014

Donte Stallworth (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Stallworth: If A Team Can’t Handle Media Crush Of Having Gay Player, They’re Already Losers On The Field

Donté Stallworth says that any NFL team considering drafting Michael Sam is destined to be a loser if it can’t handle the media coverage that will accompany having the first openly gay player in league history on its roster.

02/10/2014

First lady Michelle Obama. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady: Gay Football Player is an ‘Inspiration’

Michelle Obama says a gay University of Missouri football player is “an inspiration to all of us.”

02/10/2014

Now that the NFL knows the scope of the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying scandal, the league has been left to grapple with what its next steps should be. credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images

Looking At The NFL’s Anti-Discrimination Policy

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: ‘Discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation is not consistent with our values and is unacceptable in the NFL.’

02/10/2014

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