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VIDEO: Michael Sam's Reaction to Being Drafted by the Rams


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The St. Louis Rams made history over the weekend by drafting Michael Sam. The former Missouri star became the first openly gay football player to be picked in the NFL Draft, when the Rams selected him Saturday as the 249th pick in the seventh and final round.



The move was such a big deal that even President Obama sent congratulations to Sam in a statement from the White House that read: "The President congratulates Michael Sam, the Rams and the NFL for taking an important step forward in our Nation’s journey. From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are."

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