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Michael Sam Signs $2.65M Rookie Contract With St. Louis Rams

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 16, 2014
With last week’s signing of a four-year $2.65 million rookie contract with the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam continued to make history as the first openly gay player signed to an NFL contract.

Picking Sam, Rams Welcome 1st Openly Gay Player

By Ralph D. Russo | Sunday May 11, 2014
Michael Sam waited and waited. Hours passed, rounds came and went, and eventually, there were only eight more picks left on the third and final day of the NFL draft.

2014 NFL Draft: Decision Day for Michael Sam

By Ralph D. Russo | Saturday May 10, 2014
Decision day has arrived for Michael Sam.

Column: Long on Guts, All Sam Needs is a Fair Shot

By Jim Litke | Thursday May 8, 2014
Among the hundreds of players eligible for this year’s NFL draft, one has come out and announced he’s gay.

Michael Sam Wins Arthur Ashe Courage Award

By Barry Wilner | Wednesday May 7, 2014
Michael Sam has been selected the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

Nate Silver: Michael Sam Has 50-50 Chance in NFL Draft

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday May 6, 2014
Though some predict openly gay football player Michael Sam will most likely not be drafted into the National Football League, out statistician Nate Silver says the athlete has a 50-50 chance.

Reports: Michael Sam’s Chances of Being Drafted are Slim

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday May 6, 2014
It looks like the National Football League may not be getting its first openly gay player anytime soon.

Draft Day

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
The director behind "Ghostbusters" and "Meatballs" certainly spends a lot of time and energy zigging and zagging on his way to a touchdown that never quite happens.

Footballer Guilty of Anti-Gay Gesture in England

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014
A British court has found Turkey striker Colin Kazim-Richards guilty of making an anti-gay gesture at a match while playing for Blackburn.

NFL Exec: I’ve Played With 6 Openly Gay Players

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Mar 27, 2014
Troy Vincent, a former National Football League defensive back who is now the organization’s executive vice president of football operations, told reporters Wednesday that he’s played with a handful of openly gay players during his career.