All Gay All the Time: First lady: Gay NFL football player is "inspiration"
Michelle Obama says a gay University of Missouri football player is "an inspiration to all of us."
The first lady took to Twitter on Monday to comment on Michael Sam, the all-American college player who announced Sunday that he is gay. Mrs. Obama says she "couldn't be prouder" of Sam's courage, both on and off the field.
Michael Sam, the SEC's Defensive Player of the Year and Missouri's All-American defensive lineman, told ESPN's Outside the Lines and The New York Times on Sunday that he is gay.
Sam is projected to be a mid-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft after leading the SEC with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss, but he'll be happy playing for whatever team wants him.