RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama is praising University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft.
Obama says Sam's attitude is that he knows he can play great football and that he should be judged only on those facts.
Sam could become the NFL's first openly gay player. The defensive end is scheduled to participate in the league's scouting camp in Indianapolis later this month. He's projected to be a mid-round draft pick in May.
First lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden sent Sam messages of encouragement over Twitter last week after his announcement. A spokesman had said Obama shared their sentiments.
Obama commented in a taped interview with Charles Barkley that aired during TNT's pregame coverage of Sunday's NBA All-Star game.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Penn State Win-Total Pick After a surprising run to the Big Ten Championship in 2016, will the Penn State Nittany Lions once again be a top team in the...
Thumbnail LSU Win-Total Prediction Can Ed Orgeron lead LSU back to the pinnacle of college football in the 2017 season? Here’s our take on what the...
Thumbnail Florida State Win-Total Prediction Can Florida State get back to...
Thumbnail Oklahoma Win-Total Prediction With the Bob Stoops-era coming to an end, can the Oklahoma Soonersstill be among the nation’s best team in the 2017 season?

NCAAF Team Pages