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Sam: 'I'm an Openly Proud Gay Man'
DAYTON -- Former University of Missouri Defensive End Michael Sam is in the national spotlight after admitting Sunday night on ESPN's Outside the Lines he is gay.
"I came to tell the world that I'm an openly proud gay man," says Sam.
If drafted, Sam would become the first openly gay player in the NFL.
Sam came out to his football family six months ago at the start of the college season. Since then he went on to earn 11.5 sacks and was named Co-SEC Defensive Player of the Year.
Monday, The University of Missouri showed its support on Twitter. @Mizzou tweeted a picture of Memorial Stadium with Sam's name written in the snow. It said "Support for Sam at Memorial Stadium. #OneMizzou."
At the University of Dayton, students echoed the same support for Sam.
"To me and I think to a lot of people who go here, he's just like any other player and he just deserves all the love and support that he can get," says senior Sarah Yedlick.
"I think it's fine if you are gay or straight and I don't really think it affects the game in any way," says senior David Tolley.
"I don't think it matters, I think it has nothing to do with their ability to be athletic or be good in sports," says sophomore Liz Toth.
But some NFL insiders and sports analysts predict problems in the locker room with future teammates.
"He's bringing baggage into your locker room so when you think about Michael Sam, all of a sudden, can the players handle the media attention that they're going to get," says Herm Edwards.
And for Sam, what happens on the field is the most important factor.
"If I work hard, if I make plays, that's all that should matter. 'Can he help us win games?' 'Is he a team player?' That's all that should matter."
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