John M. Becker

Michael Sam Signs With Rams, Makes History

Filed By John M. Becker | June 13, 2014 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Gay Icons and History, Living
Tags: gay athletes, LGBT athletes, Michael Sam, NFL, St. Louis Rams

NFL.com reports that the St. Louis Rams have signed their entire draft class, including Michael Sam.

This makes it official: Michael Sam is the first openly gay professional football player in the history of the National Football League.

According to Fox Sports, Sam was signed to a four-year, $2.65 million contract, with $46,000 of it guaranteed.

The Rams confirmed the signings on Twitter:

Sam himself tweeted: "Grateful, humbled, and motivated after officially signing with all my Rams rookie brothers. Let's do this!!"

Congratulations on breaking this barrier, Michael, and for blazing a trail for future gay pro football players to follow. Well done!


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