Twitter reaction: Michael Sam comes out

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

No, the 2013 SEC Defensive Player of the Year isn't about to go undrafted, which means former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam's Sunday night announcement will make him the NFL's first publicly gay player.

It's a big deal, and not surprisingly, it prompted plenty of reaction of Twitter. A sampling, starting with teammate Donovan Bonner:

Teammate Kentrell Brothers:

Teammate Mitch Morse:

From media and elsewhere:

From Missouri beat writer Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

From Jonathan Martin, subject of the 2013 Dolphins bullying scandal:

And from the man himself:

 
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