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  1. Michael Sam says coming out was the right thing to do

    Michael Sam dismissed the thought that his sexuality has cost him a spot in the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2014
  2. Time To Break Down Barriers When It Comes To Marketing For LGBT A...

    Kate Fagan

    Brittney Griner joins a panel to discuss the current market climate for LGBT-identified athletes.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  3. The Odds Michael Sam Will Be Picked in the NFL Draft

    Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who in , may not be among the 256 men chosen in this year's NFL draft, which begins Thursday. In fact, based on a historical assessment of players who were rated similarly by media scoutin...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  4. NFL Hall of Famers expect league to support Michael Sam

    Michael C. Wright

    As defensive end Michael Sam prepares to hear his name called some time during the NFL draft next week, he continues to draw support from peers, including several Hall of Famers, who applauded his decision to reveal his sexuality.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2014
  5. Kerry Rhodes doesn't believe he was blacklisted

    Jane McManus

    Veteran safety Kerry Rhodes hopes to play in the NFL if he can find the right opportunity, and doesn't believe rumors about his sexuality -- which he has always maintained were not true -- derailed his opportunity to play in the NFL last season.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  6. Ultimately, Michael Sam's story should be about football

    Ashley Fox

    Ultimately, Michael Sam's playing ability should matter more than his sexuality, writes Ashley Fox.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2014
  7. Richardson roomed with Michael Sam

    Rich Cimini

    Sheldon Richardson remembered Michael Sam as "scared and nervous" with his sexuality during their college days at Missouri. On the football field, Sam was just the opposite -- "a killer," according to Richardson. The New York Jets defensive tackle...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  8. GM: Sam's sexuality won't affect evaluation

    Vaughn McClure

    Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff made clear the team's stance it terms of how openly gay prospect Michael Sam will be evaluated prior to draft. "We recognize and appreciate the courage that Michael Sam demonstrated with his recent ...

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  9. Teammates' sexuality no issue for Williams

    David Newton

    Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams said he would have no issue being on a team with an openly gay player. "I could care less about a man's sexual preference! I care about winning games and being respectful in the locker room!" Willia...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  10. Aaron Rodgers addresses 'crazy rumors'

    Rob Demovsky

    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers prefers that his private life remain private, but Tuesday on his weekly ESPN Milwaukee radio show he addressed a recent Internet rumor about his sexuality. Here's a partial transcript f...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  11. NFL rookie symposium will include speakers on the issue of sexual...

    Jane McManus

    For the first time, the NFL Rookie Symposium will include speakers on the issue of sexual orientation. The league plans to have ex-players speak about the possibility of having a gay teammate, and how to talk about these issues publicly.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  12. Reporters need to address athlete sexuality to avoid homophobia i...

    LZ Granderson

    In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, LZ Granderson writes that by purporting to respect athlete privacy by avoiding talk of sexuality, writers are actually perpetuating the stigma and failing to move the issue forward.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  13. The unlevel playing field

    Mark Kreidler

    Benny Paret questioned Emile Griffith's sexuality before his fatal match in 1962. Homosexuality in sports still ignites controversy.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2005
  14. Owens comments to Playboy 'ridiculous, untrue'

    Browns quarterback Jeff Garcia says a comment made by ex-teammate Terrell Owens implying that he is gay is ridiculous and untrue.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2004