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EARTH CITY, MO - MAY 13: St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam addresses the media during a press conference at Rams Park on May 13, 2014 in Earth City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Former NFL Player: ‘Most Athletes Don’t Want To Be Seen As The Gay Player’

It was the kiss seen around the world. When new NFL draftee Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend on ESPN after finding out he was going to be playing for the St. Louis Rams, it drew celebration and criticism from both athletes and fans. Now some critics are questioning if more athletes will announce that they are gay.

05/15/2014

St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam listens in as he meets with reporters at Rams Park in Earth City, Missouri on May 13, 2014. Sam, the first openly gay player was drafted by the Rams in the 2014 draft. With Sam is head coach Jeff Fisher (L) general manager Les Sneed and COO Kevin Demoff. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Christian Coalition: Double Standard Between Reactions For Sam, Tebow

The complexion of the National Football League changed last Saturday after Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted.

05/14/2014

St. Louis Rams draft pick Michael Sam addresses the media during a press conference at Rams Park on May 13, 2014 in Earth City, Mo. (credit: Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Sam: ‘Everybody Else Makes A Big Deal Out’ Of My Sexuality

The overflow crowd at Rams Park did not intimidate Michael Sam.

05/14/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 22, 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Fisher: Won’t Be Issue For Rams To Cut Michael Sam If He Doesn’t Earn Spot

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher says it won’t be hard for the team to cut Michael Sam if he’s unable to earn a spot on the roster.

05/12/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 22, 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Sam: I Should Have Been Drafted In The First Three Rounds

Michael Sam believes he should’ve been taken sooner in the draft.

05/12/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 22, 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Networks Didn’t Have Discussions About Potential Sam, Boyfriend Kiss During Draft

The handsome football player gets drafted by an NFL team, plants an emotional kiss on his sweetheart and gives sportscasts a feel-good video clip.

05/12/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 22, 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind. (credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

NFL Team Official: Michael Sam Is ‘Not A Really Good Athlete’

It could be a very long weekend for Michael Sam.

05/09/2014

Former Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam runs the 40-yard dash during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Feb. 24, 2014 in Indianapolis, Ind. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

PGA Golfer Tweets Openly Gay NFL Prospect Throwing Women’s Handbags At Combine

PGA golfer Steve Elkington joked that openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam was throwing women’s handbags at the NFL combine.

02/25/2014

Prospective NFL draft pick Michael Sam made waves when he outed himself as gay. (Getty Images)

Ellis Says Michael Sam “Needs To Go In There, Close His Mouth And Play Foootball

Former Dallas Cowboy defensive end Greg Ellis says there will be discomfort from other players, but he can overcome that by playing well,

02/21/2014

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