Mizzou fans and players support Michael Sam

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(KPLR) – Former Mizzou defensive end Michael Sam recently announced that he is a gay man. Sam, an All-American, hopes to be drafted and could become the first openly gay player in the National Football League. On The Pulse of St. Louis, we will take a closer look at why there is a ground swell of pride and support for Sam following his announcement and what it means for sports culture in the United States. 

Former Mizzou play Michael Sam announces he’s gay

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