Wow. I never thought the NFL would be the first major pro sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL) to have an openly gay player, but it looks like they will be. Michael Sam, an SEC Co-Defensive player of the year and All American football player, came out as gay today in the months long lead up to the NFL Combine and NFL Draft, where he will be drafted. Projected as a 3rd round pick (out of 7 for those who don't know), it is a certainty he should be drafted and most likely even play as a rookie, depending on his team and position (might need to switch from DE to OLB due to his size). There's still a long way to go until the Draft, such as his Combine performance, but I wonder if this will have any detrimental effect on his draft order. The Combine can make or break someone's draft stock, so it's much too soon to speculate much, except that he would need to end up on a team with an accepting locker room. For more, see the NYTimes article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/10/s...l-star-says-he-is-gay-ahead-of-nfl-draft.html. Or ESPN. Or everywhere. This is the story of the night. As the article states, there's been a handful of head-shaking moments from NFL players and teams when it comes to having an out teammate, hence the surprise. Hockey types started the You Can Play movement, so it's been most prevalent in the NHL (and minor/college ranks), which made me think that the NHL or perhaps the mild mannered MLB would be the most likely sport to have an openly gay player. I guess not - it'll be the NFL.