President Barack Obama on Sunday
applauded Michael Sam for coming out before the NFL draft.
Sam is the 24-year-old Missouri Tigers
football player and solid NFL draft prospect who came out gay last
week. If drafted, Sam would become the NFL's first openly gay
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“I really like the fact that Michael
did it before the draft because his attitude was, 'You know what, I
know who I am. I know I can play great football and judge me on the
merits,'” Obama said of Sam during an interview that aired on TNT
during Sunday's NBA All-Star Game.
First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice
President Joe Biden also congratulated Sam on Twitter.
“You're an inspiration to all of us,
@MikeSamFootball. We couldn't be prouder of your courage both on and
off the field. -mo,” Michelle Obama tweeted to her followers last
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