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Few American football players have come out as gay. Louis Rams in NFL Draft , and thus became the first publicly gay player drafted in the league, but was released before the start of the regular season. He became the first publicly gay player to play in the Canadian Football League in August In college football , Division III player Conner Mertens came out as bisexual in January , becoming the first active college football player at any level to publicly come out. A lot of guys still see it as potentially having a negative impact on their career.
Michael Alan Sam Jr. He played college football for the University of Missouri and was drafted by the St. After completing his college football career, Sam publicly came out as gay. He became the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL.
None of these athletes are confirmed to be gay or anything like that. The purpose of this list is to go a bit more in depth about some of the rumors that are surrounding these players, not to convince the reader that these athletes are gay. Or, and not to quote Seinfeld, that there would be anything wrong with that. In the modern day, it is completely acceptable and encouraged for individuals to be who they really are and receive support from those around them.