ESPN was right there to document it and as expected, it was a rather emotional moment for Sams, whom broke down in tears and hugged several people around him. It was the culmination of him coming out of the closet, so to speak, back in February.
The Rams are the perfect team for him to go to, for several reasons:
1-He stays close to home.
He played college football at the University of Missouri in Columbia. St.Louis is about 2 hours from Columbia and it means he’ll be more comfortable than if he had to go somewhere like New York or Philadelphia, a big city far from his college team.
2-Los Angeles Rams history.
They have a history of ground breaking moves, the Rams were the first team to sign an African-American player when they brought in Kenny Washington on March 21st, 1946.
Jeff Fisher is the perfect coach for this type of situation, he’s a veteran coach who commands the respect of his players and if there are any issues (doubtful since they are one of the younger teams in the NFL), they will be dealt with.
In 2014, it’s about time this benchmark has been passed. We don’t live in the dark ages anymore and a player should be judged on his performance on the gridiron, not what he does between the sheets of his bed.
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