With one pick, Jeff Fisher, Les Snead, the St. Louis Rams organization, and Michael Sam make history in the NFL, selecting the first openly homosexual player into the National Football League. As with any historical event, the response and reactions poured in from all round the league… and, frankly, from all over the Twitterverse! Without wasting anymore time, let’s take a look at some of the best reactions…
— Robert Quinn (@RQuinn94) May 10, 2014
Radio City Music Hall chanting, “Michael Sam! Michael Sam! Michael Sam!” — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 10, 2014
Kudos to Stan Kroenke for empowering his football staff–Jeff Fisher, Les Snead, Kevin Demoff–and to them for making the call on Sam.
— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) May 10, 2014
Congrats to Michael Sam, and to Les Snead & the @STLouisRams, who are smart enough to know a good football player is never a “distraction”
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) May 10, 2014
S/O to @MikeSamFootball congratulations to the SEC Defensive player of the year, 1st team All SEC .. an All American.. It’s just football..
— Benny Cunningham (@BCunningham36) May 10, 2014
An absolutely historic moment for Michael Sam and the St. Louis Rams. Chill down the spine type of stuff being in this building for it. — Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) May 10, 2014
— Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (@haha_cd6) May 10, 2014
My boyyyy @MikeSamFootball just made HISTORY…CONGRATS BROTHER!!! KILL IT!!!
— Derrick Gordon (@flash2gordon) May 10, 2014
Congrats, Michael Sam. Congrats, Rams. And apologies to picks 250-256 but I miiiiiight call it a day. — Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) May 10, 2014
Rams draft pick Demetrius Rhaney, selected pick after Michael Sam, on Sam: “He’s like a brother now. That’s my teammate.” #MichaelSam
— Nate Latsch (@NateLatsch) May 10, 2014
NFL Draft is mostly uninteresting to me, but I am encouraged to hear @MikeSamFootball got drafted. Great moment in US sports history. -SG
— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) May 10, 2014
— Daryl Richardson (@DRICH_26) May 10, 2014
— Johnny Hekker (@JHekker) May 11, 2014
Freedom’s best friend is more freedom. Those of us who have had their freedom infringed must support Michael Sam/LGBT community. #greatday
— Jason Whitlock (@WhitlockJason) May 10, 2014
I can honestly say in my 35 years of covering the draft, I’ve just witnessed a landmark moment. Congrats to Michael Sam.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 10, 2014
I just got goosebumps and a little teary. #GoRams
— Kara Henderson Snead (@KaraHenderson) May 10, 2014
…and last, but not least!
Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city of St. Louis. I’m using every once of this to achieve greatness!! pic.twitter.com/QESdOJVzsw
— Michael Sam (@MikeSamFootball) May 10, 2014
ICYMI: Michael Sam’s emotional reaction upon being drafted by Rams is one to remember. » http://t.co/3k53Idl6QE
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 10, 2014
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