The first openly gay NFL player? Maybe not

Michael Sam, the University of Missouri defender and all-American who announced last February that he was gay, may have a hard time hooking up with an NFL team. With all the frenzy over the first two days of the NFL draft, Sam appears to have been lost in the shuffle. He has yet to be chosen through the first three rounds and some scouts are saying there's a chance he won't be picked at all. Not because he's gay - but because he isn't good enough. NBC News: The NFL draft — the league’s Radio City-staged, nationally televised, endlessly hyped off-season spectacle — opens Thursday night, and for the first time an openly gay player will be waiting for a phone call. But it could be a long wait for Michael Sam, the University of Missouri defender and all-American who came out in February. Draft analysts say he might not be selected until the last picks are made on Saturday — and perhaps not at all. If that happens, Sam could still...(Read Full Post)