Michael Sam from Missouri was selected with the 249th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams becoming the first openly gay player in the NFL.
He gave his boyfriend a kiss on ESPN when his name was announced...
Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city of St. Louis. I'm using every once of this to achieve greatness!! pic.twitter.com/QESdOJVzsw— Michael Sam (@MikeSamFootball) May 10, 2014
Gotta check the spelling when sending out a tweet that you know is going to be seen around the world...haha
Ounce** !!! Ahhh!!!!— Michael Sam (@MikeSamFootball) May 10, 2014
Don Jones, a defensive back from Miami, was fined and suspended by the team after tweeting out OMG and HORRIBLE after Michael Sam was drafted. He's since apologized for the tweets.