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A show of support for Michael Sam

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 - 00:45

Feb. 10 - University of Missouri students offer support to football player Michael Sam after he came out as gay. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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A show of support for University of Missouri football player Michael Sam after the pro football hopeful came out as gay in a pair of national TV interviews. Sam may potentially become the league's first openly gay player. (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SAYING "Absolutely very supportive. I haven't met one person who hasn't been supportive." . (SOUNDBITE) (ENGLISH) STUDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SAYING "It seems like everyone is cool with it. I think it's 2014, something like that is not a big deal anymore." Sam could potentially become the league's first openly homosexual player. Sam is expected to be selected in the upcoming NFL draft.If picked, he would become the first openly gay player to compete in any of North America's four major professional sports leagues - football, baseball, basketball and hockey.

A show of support for Michael Sam

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 - 00:45

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