Mizzou's Michael Sam appears on cover of Sports Illustrated

Mizzou's Michael Sam appears on cover of Sports Illustrated

Credit: Sports Illustrated

Mizzou's Michael Sam appears on cover of Sports Illustrated

Print
Email
|

by Missouri Football App staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 7:36 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 12 at 7:38 AM

After making national headlines this week announcing he’s gay, Missouri All-American defensive end Michael Sam is now on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

The headline reads “America is ready for Michael Sam.”

Sam revealed to his teammates he was gay at one of the football team’s dinners last summer. On Sunday, Sam came out publicly in interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, and he could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

The news prompted an outpouring of support on social media, though some believe it may impact his draft stock.

Sam is projected by many as a potential middle-round draft pick in May. 

Print
Email
|