14th May 2014
US: Republican lobbyist begins boycott of Visa and St Louis Rams over openly gay NFL player 26
1:20 PM — An anti-gay Republican lobbyist has launched a boycott of Visa and the St Louis Rams, after the drafting of the NFL's first openly gay player, Michael Sam.
Michael Sam: I will always support equality and I’m determined to be great 2
12:59 PM — Newly-drafted gay NFL player Michael Sam has said he is "determined to be great" as part of the St Louis Rams.
12th May 2014
Michael Sam is dating 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano 39
8:31 PM — Michael Sam's boyfriend has been revealed as 23-year-old swimmer Vito Cammisano.
Michael Sam second in NFL rookie jersey sales 5
7:04 PM — Sales of openly gay and newly drafted NFL defensive end Michael Sam's jersey are second to only one other rookie player.
NFL player fined after tweeting Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend was ‘horrible’ 14
2:55 PM — Miami Dolphins star Don Jones has been fined and temporarily suspended from team practice and activities after described Michael Sam's public, same-sex kiss as "horrible" on Twitter.
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
Obama: Michael Sam joining the NFL is an important step forward in our Nation’s journey 2
1:51 PM — Barack Obama has sent a message to Michael Sam, congratulating him on making history by being drafted to the St Louis Rams.
Michael Sam celebrates NFL draft by kissing boyfriend on TV 26
11:25 AM — Gay footballer Michael Sam celebrated his historic draft to the St Louis Rams, by kissing his boyfriend on live TV.
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".
7th May 2014
Michael Sam is ‘nervous and excited’ about NFL draft this week 2
7:59 PM — Openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam has spoken of his excitement at the prospect of being drafted by a team this Thursday.
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.
5th May 2014
Poll: Two thirds of NFL fans think Michael Sam’s sexuality does not matter 1
9:15 PM — Many have speculated on the possible effect of NFL hopeful Michael Sam coming out as gay earlier this year, but two thirds of fans now think it will have no effect on his career.
4th May 2014
NFL Hall of Famers: Michael Sam will be accepted for who he is
4:31 PM — Several legendary NFL players have spoken out in support of gay player Michael Sam, who is tipped to be drafted next week.
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.
14th April 2014
Chris Kluwe: The NFL needs to catch up with society on gay rights or it will start losing money
2:33 PM — Former NFL punter Chris Kluwe has spoken out again about the acceptance of gay football players in the league, saying it will "start losing money" if it does not "catch up with the rest of" society.
27th March 2014
Former NFL player vows to crack down on locker room issues for gay players
6:50 PM — A former NFL player has vowed to tackle issues faced in the locker room by gay players, and said in his career, he played alongside various openly gay players.
6th March 2014
US: Fox Sports channel charged with discrimination for firing anti-gay pundit 7
9:53 PM — Fox Sports Southwest has been charged with religious discrimination for firing a pundit over his anti-gay views.