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Watch Michael Sam give a powerful speech at the ESPYs
Watch Michael Sam give a powerful speech at the ESPYs

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, gave a powerful speech at the ESPYs on Wednesday after winning the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Sam announced that he was gay in February, three months before the St. Louis Rams selected him in the seventh round.  On Wednesday, the former first-team All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri kissed his boyfriend before walking onto the stage. "This year I had a lot of experience being part of something bigger than myself," Sam said. "At times, I've felt like I've been living in a massive storm, without knowing when the storm will end. But I'm here tonight to tell...

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