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Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player
Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player

It took nearly the entire draft, but Michael Sam and the NFL finally made history. The St. Louis Rams used the 249th pick in the seventh round to select Sam, who has officially become the league's first openly gay player. Being picked by St. Louis means Sam will stay in the state where he played college football as a standout at the University of Missouri. Sam, the 2013 defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference, came out as gay to his teammates before last season. He disclosed his sexual orientation in media interviews this year. At the NFL scouting combine in February, he drew the largest media contingent that anyone there could recall. "Thank you to...

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