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.
What a great visual on Sam weeping, from ESPN. That is beautiful.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) May 10, 2014
Peter King is a prominent, national NFL writer for MMQB.com and Sports Illustrated.
If you feel icky watching men touch each other, you probably wouldn't enjoy professional football.— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) May 11, 2014
Pablo Torre is a writer for ESPN and contributes to Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption, and Outside the Lines.
I just got goosebumps and a little teary. #GoRams— Kara Henderson Snead (@KaraHenderson) May 10, 2014
Kara Henderson Snead is the wife of St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead.
Congratulations to Michael Sam. It's a victory for LOVE.— John Legend (@johnlegend) May 10, 2014
John Legend is a Grammy award-winning musician.
Ellen DeGeneres is a comedian and talk-show host.
NFL Draft is mostly uninteresting to me, but I am encouraged to hear @MikeSamFootball got drafted. Great moment in US sports history. -SG— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) May 10, 2014
Steve Gleason is a former NFL player who overcame ALS.
Wow -- if you watch that video of @MikeSamFootball getting the call from the Rams without getting chills, you're a tougher person than I am.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) May 10, 2014
Judy Battista is a columnist for NFL.com.
Trying not to cry as I send Michael his congrats text. Y'all just witnessed history. Now, time to buy a Ram's jersey.— Merts (@ConnerMertens) May 10, 2014
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.
Just watched an interracial gay couple kiss to celebrate one of them being drafted into the NFL. Happy 2014, sports.— Patrick Burke (@BurkieYCP) May 10, 2014
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.