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October 22, 2014

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Photos: Michael Sam, boyfriend Vito Cammisano party at Tao post-NFL draft signing

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Amit Dadlaney

Michael Sam celebrates at Tao on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Venetian.

Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano at Tao

Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano at Tao on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Venetian. Launch slideshow »

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, celebrated the historic occasion at Tao in the Venetian on Saturday night.

Boyfriend Vito Cammisano, who swam competitively for the University of Missouri, joined Sam, a defensive end from the college who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round Saturday and was congratulated by President Obama.

A group of 10, including Sam’s agent and friends, were on hand as Sam was surprised with a presentation from Tao and a shout-out from DJ Vice.

Sam spotted Richard Sherman of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks at a nearby table, and the two athletes chatted for a few minutes.

Sam and Cammisano later headed to the DJ booth, where Vice stopped the music to introduce and congratulate the newly signed pro. The crowd cheered as they danced and waved when Vice asked, “Do we have any Rams fans in the house?!”

The couple returned to their VIP table, where they celebrated the historic day until 3 a.m. Thanks to Amit Dadlaney for his photo gallery.

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