PHOTO: Michael Sam covers Sports Illustrated


Sports Illustrated announced Tuesday that Michael Sam would appear on the cover of its February 17th issue. Sports Illustrated introduced the cover in a tweet saying, "American is ready for Michael Sam." 

The University of Missouri player came out this week, becoming one of the nation's first openly LGBT NFL prospects. Read more about Sam's coming out story.

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