Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams: The kiss, the call, the reactions

The St. Louis Rams drafted former Mizzou star Michael Sam in the seventh round of the NFL draft on Saturday, May 10, 2014, marking the first time an openly gay athlete has been selected by a pro football team. Sam was breaking down in tears on the phone. These are reactions posted to Twitter.


  1. Michael Sam Reacts to Being Drafted by the Rams
  2. The drama was palpable:
  3. From Michael Sam's Twitter account:
  4. Former NFL punter and gay rights activist Chris Kluwe had this to say:
  5. 'All the homophobes heads just exploded':
  6. Some used this as a opportunity to begin a discussion: