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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.


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.


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.”


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.’


The Washington Redskins secondary is in need of a major upgrade this offseason. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Redskins’ Secondary Needs Serious Overhaul

While watching Seattle’s top-ranked defense throttle Denver’s record-setting offense in Super Bowl XLVIII a week ago last night, Washington fans received an emphatic example of the importance of a superb secondary. Expecting the Redskins to […]


Missouri All-American defensive end, a projected mid-round draft prospect, Michael Sam is poised to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

First Lady To Likely First Openly Gay NFL Player: ‘You’re An Inspiration To All Of Us’

Michelle Obama is among the athletes, celebrities and dignitaries lending support to Michael Sam after the Missouri All-American and NFL prospect announced that he is gay.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Keidel: NFL Mansions And Expansions

Forever high on hubris, the sport is pondering extra games, playoff teams, and new franchises, perhaps in London or Los Angeles. And it feels like all are in the name of profit, not principle.


The NFL says claims of a banned Super Bowl advertisement made by a gun manufacturer are 'completely bogus.' (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Gun Advocates Question NFL’s Stance On Firearms

Controversy surrounding a commercial allegedly banned from airing during the Super Bowl has many gun advocates questioning what the National Football League’s stance is regarding firearms.


NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 28: Wide receiver Percy Harvin #11 of the Seattle Seahawks speaks to the media during Super Bowl XLVIII Media Day at the Prudential Center on January 28, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. Super Bowl XLVIII will be played between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos on February 2. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

He’s Back? Harvin Expected To Suit Up For Super Bowl

With Seattle having just a handful of players listed on the injury report and with Denver in the double digits, things are looking good for the ‘Hawks.


DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 17: Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn attend the game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 17, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn, Other Celebrities Cheering For Denver Broncos In Super Bowl

Tiger Woods and his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, as well as other celebrities are pulling for the Broncos this Sunday. Also, Eric LeGrand gets a chance to experience the Super Bowl in person.