Before his final football season at the University of Missouri, defensive lineman Michael Sam made the decision to privately tell his teammates that he is gay. On Sunday, Sam went public with it. And if he is selected in May’s NFL draft, Sam will be pro football’s first openly gay player. The first men’s college basketball player to openly declare he’s gay also plays nearby, but Jallen Messersmith took a slightly different approach.
The Wednesday trip home for thousands of Kansas City area drivers is nothing akin to the morning of ice, slush and related hazards. One young man was killed in an early morning crash in the Northland. There is fog and some snow in the forecast the next 36 hours but nothing severe.
The car carrying Benedictine College student R.J. Demps flipped over after skidding on ice along Missouri Highway 45 north of Weston. He was killed. A passenger survived with minor injuries.