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