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Teammates, NFLers support gay football player

  • Over the weekend, NFL prospect and Mizzou Tiger Michael Sam acknowledged he was gay
  • Teammates, school orgs and NFL players have tweeted heartwarming messages of support
Teammates, NFLers support gay football player

Over the weekend, Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam acknowledged he is gay. It was a big moment for college football, because not only is Sam an active player, he is a promising NFL prospect and, if drafted, could be the first openly gay active athlete in the league. 

His revelation has sparked a lot of conversation, but many of his teammates seem to be on the same page: Love. Family. #OneMizzou.

Here are some tweets of support from his fellow Tigers: 

Sam also got support from some other heavy hitters, including his own University, a cadre of NFL players, and the Commander in Chief himself:

Athlete Ally shared a pic of Sam with two of the league's most vocal gay rights advocates, Brendon Ayanbadejo and former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe.

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