Michael Sam: His Kiss Disgusts Fellow Player

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The National Football League’s first openly gay player has drawn a wide range of reactions, from the admiration of President Barack Obama to the disgust of at least one other player.

On Sunday Obama congratulated University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam on his selection by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh and final round of the NFL draft on Saturday.

In celebration, Sam was shown on ESPN kissing a man identified in news reports as his boyfriend. The video prompted Miami Dolphins cornerback Don Jones to tweet “OMG” and “horrible.”

The Dolphins disciplined Jones on Sunday, fining him an undisclosed sum and banning him from team activities until he undergoes sensitivity training. Jones apologized for his remarks in a statement issued by the team. Read more here.