Editor's note: Following his release from the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam released the following statement via Twitter: ‘I want to thank the entire Rams organization and the city of St. Louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity and allowing me to show I can play at this level. I look forward to continuing to build on the progress I made here toward a long and successful career. The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I've always known. The journey continues.’ - Jimmy
In interviews with ESPN’s Outside the Lines and the New York Times, University of Missouri defensive lineman and top NFL prospect Michael Sam said he is gay. He could become the first openly gay player in the National Football League.