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Michael Sam comes out: Celebs tweet support

Micheal Sam

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Besides the Olympics, the big sports news over the weekend was that Missouri All-American Michael Sam announced he is gay, and, if drafted this spring, the defensive end could become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

“Once I became official to my teammates, I knew who I was,” Sam told the New York Times. “I knew that I was gay. And I knew that I was Michael Sam, who’s a Mizzou football player who happens to be gay. I was so proud of myself and I just didn’t care who knew.”

Since the news broke, many celebs have tweeted out their support. Read the messages below.

https://twitter.com/BetteMidler/status/432730219967836160

https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/432730453116588033

https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Milano/status/432732620221194240

https://twitter.com/LanceBass/status/432709784395972608

https://twitter.com/jasoncollins34/status/432711296484511744

https://twitter.com/ericstonestreet/status/432683591957368832

https://twitter.com/JoshElliottABC/status/432699987592355840

https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/432896998279495680

https://twitter.com/LauraBenanti/status/432929181421568001

https://twitter.com/TheEllenShow/status/432932054536159232

https://twitter.com/jessetyler/status/432926650569740288

https://twitter.com/MagicJohnson/status/432921082367315969

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