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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.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/first-lady-gay-football-player-is-inspiration/2014/02/10/6ef326f8-926b-11e3-b3f7-f5107432ca45_story.html

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.

http://nesn.com/2014/02/michael-sam-missouri-star-and-nfl-prospect-announces-hes-gay/

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