Gay player in NFL

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Fri February 14, 2014

Could Seahawks Draft First Openly Gay NFL Player?

Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA news conference on Jan. 1, 2014, in Irving, Texas. Missouri beat Oklahoma State 41-31 in the Cotton Bowl.
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Could the National Football League soon have its first openly gay player? And could the Seahawks draft him? Those are questions some people in Seattle are asking after college standout Michael Sam revealed that he’s gay just months before he enters the NFL draft.

KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel says the Seahawks culture might be a good fit for Sam. Then there are those challenges that lie ahead for Sam, no matter where he lands in the NFL.

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