12th May 2014
NFL’s Michael Sam could still be sacked for being gay under Missouri law 8
12:58 PM — Despite being an unlikely potential turn of events, newly-drafted St Louis Rams defensive linesman Michael Sam could be sacked by the team under Missouri law.
11th May 2014
Michael Sam makes history as first openly gay NFL player 10
12:03 AM — Michael Sam has made history, becoming the first openly gay player on an NFL team, as he joins the St Louis Rams in the final stage of the draft.
10th May 2014
Michael Sam could become the NFL’s first openly gay player today 1
3:13 PM — If drafted to an NFL team today in rounds 4-7, Michael Sam would become the first openly gay player in the league.
9th May 2014
Video: NFL hopeful Michael Sam lands Visa endorsement deal
8:05 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam has proven that being openly gay has not affected his chances of an endorsement, landing a deal with Visa.
Republican lobbyist threatens to ‘financially rough up’ any NFL team which drafts Michael Sam 25
5:26 PM — A US Republican Lobbyist has taken aim at any NFL team willing to draft openly gay player Michael Sam, saying the team will "get roughed up financially".
6th May 2014
Michael Sam’s sexuality could be a ‘distraction’ in NFL draft, say insiders 8
6:41 PM — Insiders have speculated that openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam may have damaged his chances of being drafted by coming out.
25th April 2014
Former NFL player: I played with six openly gay teammates in my career 2
5:25 PM — A former NFL player has again spoken out about having played with several openly gay teammates during his career.
26th February 2014
Michael Sam tells Republican lobbyist he’d need a time machine to get rid of gays in the NFL 1
5:06 PM — Responding to a Republican lobbyist who suggested that gays should be banned from the NFL, Michael Sam told him just what he'd need to do it.
Republican lobbyist loses clients over wanting to ban openly gay NFL players 7
3:42 PM — A Republican lobbyist who called for openly gay NFL players to be banned because of shower situations has begun to lose clients.
22nd February 2014
NFL hopeful Michael Sam: I’m just a football player, not a ‘gay football player’ 16
10:21 PM — The NFL hopeful who looks set to be the first openly gay player to be drafted into a professional team this year said he hopes to be seen for his abilities, not his sexuality.
11th February 2014
US radio host: It was ‘selfish’ of footballer Michael Sam to come out as gay 19
7:17 PM — NFL hopeful Michael Sam’s decision to come out as gay was “selfish” and of detriment to his team, talk radio host Michael Brown has said.
10th February 2014
Michelle Obama ‘proud’ of prospective NFL player for coming out as gay 1
4:32 PM — Michelle Obama has tweeted her support for a potential NFL player who recently revealed that he is gay.
27th January 2014
Lawyers for NFL player say they have text messages to back up homophobia accusations against coach 2
6:16 PM — Lawyers acting on behalf of an NFL player and gay rights advocate who accused his former coach of being a "bigot" for making homophobic remarks have said they have text messages to back up the allegation.
8th January 2014
NFL player: ‘I may have been a little too harsh’ in calling for my former coach to be sacked 2
6:45 PM — A former NFL player has said he "may have been a little too harsh originally", in calling for his former coach to be sacked, and deeming him a "bigot".
3rd January 2014
NFL coach denies ‘bigot’ allegations: I have gay family members who I love 2
2:19 PM — The coach of an NFL player who yesterday posted an article calling him a "bigot", has strongly denied that he is anti-gay.
NFL player: ‘I’m pretty confident’ I was sacked for my equal marriage advocacy 5
2:01 PM — An NFL player and gay rights advocate has spoken out to say that he thinks his vocal support of equal marriage cost him his job.
1st January 2014
NFL player denies being gay amid rumours about his sexuality 17
7:06 PM — NFL player Aaron Rodgers has publicly denied being gay following much speculation around his sexual orientation.
8th October 2013
US: NFL footballer accused of hurling homophobic abuse at marching band 6
5:41 PM — A football player in the US has been accused of hurling homophobic abuse at a marching band before a game on Sunday.
13th August 2013
NFL player speaks out to say ‘now is the window’ for gay players to come out 1
6:49 PM — An NFL player has spoken out in an interview to say that despite being a Christian, he supports gay athletes who want to come out, and that they should "do what you want to do".
6th June 2013
US: NFL player Brendon Ayanbadejo to edit sports edition of LGBT newspaper 2
6:03 PM — Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker, and LGBT rights advocate Brendon Ayanbadejo, has announced that he is to take up an editor position of a sports-themed edition of an LGBT newspaper.