NEW YORK (AP) — In St. Louis, Michael Sam might have found the perfect spot to pursue an NFL career and try to become the league's first openly gay player.
He'll have three former Missouri teammates with him on the Rams, including fellow draft pick E.J. Gaines.
Sam will be playing for a team with many fans that rooted for him when he was in college, and supported him when he publicly came out. And in coach Jeff Fisher, he'll be playing for someone who didn't shy away from being part of NFL history.
Howard Bragman, a public relations expert who has been working with Sam says Sam will face more pressure than the typical rookie. But he says he doesn't think there could have been a better situation than St. Louis.