Tag: Michael-sam

Archived: Jason Collins Retires

By Chris Hoenig Jason Collins, who broke ground as the first openly gay player on the active roster of one of the “Big Four” pro sports leagues, is retiring. In a column on Sports Illustrated’s website, Collins said he is walking away proud of his accomplishments as an openly gay…

Archived: NFL Draft Prospect: 'I Am An Openly, Proud Gay Man'

By Chris Hoenig Michael Sam was the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Southeastern Conference, considered the toughest conference in all of college football. He was a first-team All-American defensive lineman last year at the University of Missouri, where his teammates voted him their MVP. To many, he’s been…