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Mon May 12, 2014

Tell KCUR: Is The NFL Ready For Michael Sam? Why Or Why Not?

Is the NFL ready for Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted? Why or why not? Tweet your answer with the #TellKCUR hashtag.
Is the NFL ready for Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted? Why or why not? Tweet your answer with the #TellKCUR hashtag.
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Missouri’s Michael Sam jumped into the history books Saturday, when he became the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL. 

There’s been an outpouring of support from the public for Sam.

As the 249th overall choice by the St. Louis Rams, President Obama called the pick from the University of Missouri an “important step forward” in “our nation’s journey,” according to a White House statement provided to ABC.

On Monday, Sam's jerseys even were outselling the No. 1 draft pick. But how will Michael Sam fare in the locker room among other players? How will he be welcomed by fans?

Tell KCUR: Is the NFL ready for Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player to be drafted? Why or why not?

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