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Monday, May 12, 2014

Sam’s televised kiss of male partner met with joy and anger

In this image taken from video, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, left, gets a kiss from his partner at a draft party in San Diego before being selected in the seventh round, 249th overall, by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft May 10. The Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year last season came out as gay in media interviews this year.