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.
PHOTO: Michael Sam covers Sports Illustrated
As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.