With the 249th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the Rams select Michael Sam, DE, Missouri. Making him the first openly gay player in the NFL— Jeremy Dawson (@JDawson_NFL) May 10, 2014
Michael Sam projected to sign a 4 year $2.295M contract with the #Rams, $45,896 to sign.— Spotrac (@spotrac) May 10, 2014
The Rams draft Michael Sam. He was the 2013 SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, leading the SEC in sacks (11.5) and tackles for loss (19.0)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 10, 2014
It's great to finally see Michael Sam get what he deserves, and that's to have an NFL team spend a draft pick on him.
Regardless of any of the media distractions that may come with the first openly gay NFL player, he's earned the right to make a living for himself playing football at the highest level.