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Openly Gay Football Player Michael Sam Drops Bomb: 'I Am Not The Only Gay Person In The NFL'

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Michael Sam was the first openly gay football player to be selected in the NFL draft.

That is a huge milestone for the concussion-causing, overly macho sport.

But Sam isn't the only one, according to him! He said:

"I am not the only gay person in the NFL. I'm just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL.

Was it a risky move? Yes. But at that moment, the reason why I came out is I thought it wasn't going to be a big deal. Maybe I was naive. Maybe I thought it was 2014, and people will understand that there's gay NFL players. There's gay athletes everywhere. But I was clearly wrong. It was a huge deal.

The players who have reached out to me and told me about their sexual orientation, it just means a lot. But I will never say anything about who they are, what teams they are [on]. I'm just saying there's some famous people, and I'm not the only one."

That's incredible!!

It'd make sense to assume that obviously there'd be a percentage of gay men playing in the NFL but "some famous" players??

Sam makes it seem like even he was shocked at how many players reached out to him.

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We hope others can follow his example. It's time to swing wide the closet doors in professional sports and let the fab out!!

It's 2015 people. The time for equality for all is now. Thank goodness for people like Michael, who are willing to take that first, crucial step!

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Take That, Kylie! Bruce Jenner Outdoes Daughter And Buys Secluded $3.5 Million House In Malibu!

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The Jenner family is on top of the real estate game!

As we reported, Kylie Jenner recently purchased a $2.7 million dollar house in Calabasas, just a few blocks away from sisters Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian!

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However, she isn't the only one in her family to rock a new crib.

Bruce Jenner recently purchased a $3.57 million house in Malibu!

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Justin Bieber's Pal & Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel Enters Rehab

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We just hope he gets the help he needs!

Last Wednesday, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel checked himself into rehab.

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According to a team rep:

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Domestic Violence Charges Against U.S. Olympic Soccer Star Hope Solo Have Been Dropped!

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As we reported back in June, U.S. Olympic soccer star Hope Solo was charged with domestic violence after she allegedly assaulted her half-sister and nephew while intoxicated at her home in Seattle, WA.

Today, a judge has dismissed all charges against the 33-year-old.

[ Related: Hope Solo Breaks Her Silence On Her Arrest! ]

The decision was greatly motivated by the lack of cooperation from the athlete's half-sister and son, who were the case's most prominent witnesses.

According to the goalkeeper's attorney, Todd Maybrown:

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University Of Nottingham Men's Field Hockey Team Plays NAKED To Stand Against Homophobia In Sports!

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The men's field hockey team at the University of Nottingham in the UK have the right idea about sports!

Sports should be about teamwork, and being inclusive, and trying your best, and shoving really long hot dogs into our mouth.

Speaking of really long hot dogs… the hockey team wanted to send a message about combating homophobia in sports, so they took to the hockey field: NAKED!

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Oscar Pistorius: Verdict Is In & He's Going To Prison — For 5 Years!

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And it's done.

Oscar Pistorius has just received five years for the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Though Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide, he was ultimately cleared of murder. Under South African law, the once celebrated athlete will have to serve at least one-sixth of his sentence — 10 months — before he can ask to be considered for parole. The judge also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.

Oscar insisted throughout the entire case, sometimes even through tears, that it was a horrible mistake when he shot Reeve in 2013 on Valentine's Day. He had thought she was an intruder, so the the double-amputee sprinter grabbed his gun and shot at her through the bathroom door.

We're hearing the usually emotional Pistorius remained stoic and calm during his sentencing.

We have a feeling his expression is going to change in the next 10 months.

[Image via AP Images.]

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That's REAL Sportsmanship! Teen Runner Piggy-Backs Injured Competitor Across Finish Line!!

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It all went down at the Eastern Dakota Conference's Cross County Championship in North Dakota…

Near the end of a cross country race, Fargo South runner Danielle LeNoue heard a pop in her knee and collapsed in pain.

She injured her patella tendon! Crying, in so much pain, she tried to walk but couldn't.

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Several runners made their way past the injured girl, except for Devils Lake runner Melanie Bailey, who had to stop and help, saying:

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