by Aaron Wilson
February 12, 02014
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross applauded Missouri NFL draft prospect Michael Sam.
Sam is set to become the first openly gay NFL player.
“Michael Sam’s announcement is a significant step in sports and I respect the choice that he made publicly," Ross said in a statement. "His announcement will have no bearing either way on our evaluation of him as a player. Dennis Hickey, Joe Philbin and I all agree on the same thing; we'll draft the best players that can help us win football games, have high character and contribute to the community. If he is a member of our organization, Michael will be welcomed here with open arms as part of our family."
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