The St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam from NFL on Saturday. The first openly gay player was not the only one in this situation. Twenty other NFL players didn't make the cut. Coach Jeff Fisher explained that this was purely a football decision.
Michael Sam had been cheered by celebrities and athletes for his game. He was confident that his progress was closely watched and hoped he will make the cut. This doesn't mean the end of Sam's professional career. Sam still has a chance to be picked up by other teams and his old coach strongly believes that this situation won't be a challenge for him.
The St. Louis Rams selected Michael Sam with the 249th out of 256 overall pick. Sam was the co-defensive player of the year at Missouri. He was not afraid to show his feelings and even kissed his boyfriend on national television. The coach saw potential in Sam and declared he was proud from the very start to see him make the landmark pick. He went so far as to consider this draft pick a "second historic moment".