Posted February 10, 2014

President Obama among those offering encouragement to Michael Sam

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Micahel Sam informed his teammates he was gay before the start of the 2013 season. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Michael Sam informed his teammates he was gay before the start of the 2013 season. (Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

President Obama tweeted his support for Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who announced to the media on Sunday he is gay.

Sam, who had informed his teammates he was gay before the start of the 2013 season, was the SEC defensive player of the year and a first-team All-America last year.

He received an outpouring of support from those inside and outside of football since the announcement, including from the President and First Lady.

The NFL also released a statement that welcomed Sam to professional football.

“We admire Michael Sam’s honesty and courage. Michael is a football player. Any player with ability and determination can succeed in the NFL. We look forward to welcoming and supporting Michael Sam in 2014.”

Sam took to Twitter to thank everyone for their warm wishes, singling out Deion Sanders and Jerome Bettis for their encouragement.


5 comments
rh2000
rh2000

Good luck Sam but keep the fact you want to puff on peker to yourself

JohnnyOBrien
JohnnyOBrien

We are becoming more sick everyday in this country, our idiot on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is always there to give his two bits and encouragement toward these sick people. but he can't give info on the IRS, Bengazi, NSA, what a pathetic human being and what a pathetic nation we are becoming to elect such a bankrupt human being, we stand for nothing. A hell of a celebration everytime someone comes out to tell us they are a pervert.  Remember Obama was for marriage between a man and women until he was elected the second time. Why I even bother to respond .

mwitthoft
mwitthoft

... and no congratulations to Thamel and Evans for their article promoting the opinions of eight cowardly NFL executives and coaches who don't dare have their name attached to their bigotry

WestcoastMD
WestcoastMD

@JohnnyOBrien  I'll help you:

1) IRS- get your conservative buddies to actually do their jobs and come up with workable legislation.

2) Bengazi- horrible thing that happened, but your conservative President started 2 senseless wars, killed our youth in battle, and murdered countless innocent people across the middle east.

3) NSA- that program was put in place by the Bush administration.


and it's President Obama to you. A-hole.

rh2000
rh2000

@WestcoastMD @JohnnyOBrien  Sorry blind azz-wipe!  Obamy should focus on his job and stay out of the NFL biz.  Sorry excuse for a prez and should go straight to heII