19th September 2014
US: NFL coach suspended over anti-gay slur ‘a better man’ after sensitivity training
5:58 PM — An NFL coach who was suspended for three games for using an anti-gay slur says he is "a better man" after undergoing sensitivity training.
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.
10th September 2014
NYC pastor: Michael Sam could marry a 9-year-old boy 41
4:39 PM — A New York pastor has warned that openly gay NFL star Michael Sam could marry a 9-year-old boy.
6th September 2014
Billie Jean King: Sexuality is still an issue for athletes 1
11:21 AM — Tennis legend Billie Jean King has warned that sexuality is still an issue for athletes.
3rd September 2014
US: Michael Sam signed to Dallas Cowboys 8
5:30 PM — Out NFL player Michael Sam has been signed to the practice team of the Dallas Cowboys.
2nd September 2014
US: Michael Sam reportedly in talks to join the Dallas Cowboys 7
11:12 PM — Openly gay football player Michael Sam could be joining the Dallas Cowboys practice squad.
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.
1st September 2014
US: Michael Sam now a free agent after Rams cut 3
11:34 AM — Michael Sam has failed to be signed by another NFL team, following his cut by the St Louis Rams.
31st August 2014
St Louis Rams coach: We weren’t the right place for Michael Sam 7
2:19 PM — St Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher has admitted that his team wasn't the "right place" for out football star Michael Sam.
Michael Sam: I know I can play at the highest level, but life isn’t easy
1:07 PM — Michael Sam has spoken out after being dropped from the roster of the St Louis Rams.
30th August 2014
St Louis Rams drop gay NFL player Michael Sam 14
9:26 PM — Michael Sam, the first out player in the history of NFL, has been cut from the roster of the St Louis Rams.
29th August 2014
Michael Sam: I am ‘very confident’ I’ll make a team this season
3:45 PM — Out NFL player Michael Sam has said that he's "very confident" he has performed well enough to earn a place on his team's permanent roster.
One Direction singer Harry Styles shows support for gay NFL star 1
3:04 PM — One Direction singer Harry Styles has shown his support for out NFL star Michael Sam.
27th August 2014
US: ESPN apologises for questioning whether Michael Sam should shower with teammates 8
3:45 PM — Sports broadcaster ESPN has apologised for a report questioning whether out St Louis Rams player Michael Sam should shower with his teammates.
US: Michael Sam’s teammate mocks ESPN for sexuality coverage 3
12:34 PM — One of Michael Sam's teammates has attacked the broadcaster ESPN for continually referencing the player's sexuality.
20th August 2014
Minnesota Vikings to introduce zero tolerance for homophobia policy 4
3:44 PM — The Minnesota Vikings NFL team will implement a zero tolerance policy for homophobia, as part of a legal settlement with former player Chris Kluwe.
16th August 2014
Chris Kluwe announces settlement in homophobic remarks lawsuit 3
5:00 PM — Former Minnesota Vikings NFL player Chris Kluwe on Friday announced that he had reached a settlement with the team after he alleged a coach made homophobic remarks.
13th August 2014
NFL warns all players of zero tolerance for homophobic abuse
1:14 PM — The NFL has warned all players that it will take a zero tolerance approach to homophobic slurs and anti-gay abuse.