Monday, May 12, 2014

Openly Gay NFL Player Michael Sam Congratulated By Obama

Miichael Sam made history on Saturday by being selected (249th out of 256 players) in the NFL draft as the first openly gay athlete. That occasion was significant enough that the White House issued a statement attributed to President Obama:

"The President congratulates Michael Sam, the Rams and the NFL for taking an important step forward in our Nation's journey," said a White House statement.
"From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are," said the White House of Sam, an award-winning defense end who played at the University of Missouri.
In more Michael Sam news, his jersey for the St. Louis Rams is one of the Top 5 selling jerseys online, something unheard of for a person drafted so late in the draft. The jerseys sell for $100, too, so solidarity with LGBT equality in sports doesn't come cheap!

Hat/tip to Wonder Man

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