The Football World Reacts To Michael Sam’s Coming Out

College football star Michael Sam came out earlier tonight, in the hopes of being the first out gay player in the NFL. Reactions were mostly of support around the league.

Sportswriters around the league responded to the news of Michael Sam coming out

Other players also reacted to the news

Anyway I applaud Mike Sam. Young man wanted to step into the next phase of his life with all his cards on the table. Way to go kid.

— DragonflyJonez (@D'Brickashaw)

There is no room for bigotry in American sports. It takes courage to change the culture.

— MalcSmitty (@Malcolm Smith)

The University of Missouri and its players tweeted support for Sam, having known since the beginning of the season

We support Tigers of all stripes at Mizzou. Proud of you @MikeSamFootball! #OneMizzou http://t.co/ueLCOJ4RFF

— Mizzou (@Mizzou)

Proud to be part of a university that shows so much support to news like that! Speaks volumes about Mizzou's values! #OneMizzou

— ABaggett99 (@Andrew Baggett)

#OneMizzou

— MIZ_MAUK7_ZOU (@Maty Mauk)

Is it really that big of a deal? You can either play big time football or you can't... And THIS GUY Michael Sam can ball! #OneMizzou

— budsasser21 (@Bud Sasser)

Dare to be different and stand for what you believe in! Congrats to my brother @MikeSamFootball

— Fe_Verdadera2 (@L'Damian Washington®)

Takes great courage to go public, no one will handle it better than Mike Sam

— L_Lambert33 (@Luke Lambert)

#onemizzou

— SFCarberry51 (@Stephen Carberry)

— P_Ivey_Tiger91 (@Dr. Patrick A. Ivey)

We are a family, we don't judge. We just make plays and win football games.

— Iam_TheDonDada (@Julio)

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