IN CASE YOU MISSED: Michael Sam Becomes FIRST Openly Gay Player Drafted In The NFL, Shares Emotional Kiss With Boyfriend
Times are changing and last night proved to be one to go down in the history books. The St. Louis Rams drafted openly gay college football star Michael Sam into the National Football League. He is the first openly gay man ever to be drafted in the league. Get the deets and check out the pics of him sharing his monumental moment with his boyfriend inside….
History was made last night after University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam was drafted into the NFL by the St. Louis Rams. Michael is the very first openly gay football player to be drafted into the league.
The All-American defensive end was picked up in the 7th round, making him the 249th overall pick. After the college standout found out the good news, he shared a very emotional kiss with his boyfriend Vito Cammisano.
The two kissed and embraced after Michael was given the news and then Michael happily smashed cake in his beau’s face which aired on national television.
Michael was ecstatic to be drafted into the NFL tweeting,
'Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city of St. Louis. I'm using every once of this to achieve greatness!!'
President Obama even congratulated Michael on being the first openly gay player in the NFL. He said in a statement,
"From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are," Obama said.
The new St. Louis Ram has plenty to celebrate. Not only is he now in the NFL but he also inked an endorsement deal with VISA, starring in their newest commercial.
"We felt that Michael's story was a perfect fit for our 'everywhere' campaign, which is meant to inspire people to reach their own personal goals and aspirations," Visa's Chief Marketing Officer Kevin Burke said in a statement. "We wish Michael the best on and off the field as he embarks on the next chapter of his life."
Photos: ESPN/Vito’s Twitter