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In this image taken from video, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, left, gets a kiss at a draft party in San Diego before he was selected in the seventh round, 249th overall, by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year last season came out as gay in media interviews this year.

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In this image taken from video, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, left, gets a kiss at a draft party in San Diego before he was selected in the seventh round, 249th overall, by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year last season came out as gay in media interviews this year.