27th March 2015
Michael Sam: I have met a lot of gay players in the NFL 5
12:12 PM — Out gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has said he knows there are "a lot" of gay players in the NFL, and that a number of players have come out to him as gay, since he did publicly.
23rd March 2015
Michael Sam is ‘very confident’ that he will still play professionally 3
9:23 AM — The first out gay player to be drafted by the NFL, Michael Sam, has said he is "very confident" that he will be drafted to a professional team.
15th September 2014
US: Minnesota Vikings reinstate coach after homophobia ban 1
8:57 AM — NFL team the Minnesota Vikings have reinstated a coach who was suspended for three games for using an anti-gay slur.
14th September 2014
Fox pundit: NFL is sending homophobic players to ‘re-indoctrination camps’ 10
3:18 PM — A Fox pundit has claimed that an NFL player who made a homophobic remark about Michael Sam was sent to a "re-indoctrination camp".
13th September 2014
NFL star who ‘doesn’t believe in’ same-sex marriage indicted on child abuse charge 18
6:06 PM — A Minnesota Vikings player who "doesn't believe in" same-sex marriage has been indicted on charges of child abuse, after allegedly whipping his four-year-old son.
2nd September 2014
NFL player: ESPN is to blame for Michael Sam being a free agent 3
5:16 PM — An NFL player posted to Twitter that ESPN is to blame for Michael Sam not getting picked up by another NFL team.
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".