Support pours in for openly gay NFL hopeful Michael Sam

Michael Sam made a splash in the sports world over the weekend when the University of Missouri football player became one of the first openly LGBT NFL prospects. Athletes, commentators, classmates, and even Michelle Obama have offered up their support for the young athlete. Here are some of our favorites:

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