NFL prospect Michael Sam says he is gay

Missouri Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) reacts after a play during the second half against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in the 2014 Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Arlington

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Michael Sam's brave declaration, made Sunday to the New York Times and ESPN, shows he is ready for the intense scrutiny that will come with being the first active NFL player to be openly gay. Whether the NFL is ready is another question altogether. And because of Sam's timing, it's a question the whole league has to answer. - Eric Adelson, Yahoo Sports

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