Notable Twitter reaction to Michael Sam being drafted

Saturday, May 10, 2014 | 9:35 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Here is what people are saying on Twitter in reaction to former Missouri football player Michael Sam getting drafted 249th by the St. Louis Rams. He is the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL. 

Peter King is a prominent, national NFL writer for and Sports Illustrated.  



Pablo Torre is a writer for ESPN and contributes to Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption, and Outside the Lines.



Kara Henderson Snead is the wife of St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead. 



John Legend is a Grammy award-winning musician. 



Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian and talk-show host.



Steve Gleason is a former NFL player who overcame ALS.



Judy Battista is a columnist for


Conner Mertens was the first active LGBT college football player. He was a kicker for Division III Willamette University. 



Robin Roberts is a national television broadcaster for ABC's Good Morning America.



Eric Dickerson is a former St. Louis Ram and NFL Hall of Famer.



Patrick Burke leads an organization that advocates the acceptance of gay athletes in sports.



Wade Davis is a former Tennessee Titan practice squad player and LGBT activist.

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