Michael Sam’s jersey is the No. 2 seller among National Football League rookies, which may persuade companies to sign endorsement accords with the first openly gay player to be picked in the league’s draft.
Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was fined and suspended by the franchise for comments on social media about Michael Sam, who two days ago became the first openly gay player selected in the National Football League draft.
Michael Sam was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the National Football League draft, making the former University of Missouri defensive end the first openly gay player in the most-watched U.S. sports league.
Texas A&M University accepted an invitation to join the Southeastern Conference beginning in 2012, creating uncertainty over the future of the Big 12 Conference, which has lost three schools in the last year.