Sam receives emotional support from his boyfriend, who was at his side when he learned the news.
Michael Sam’s history-making night was sealed with a kiss. The St. Louis Rams selected Sam in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday — making him the first openly gay player to be drafted into the league. Cameras were rolling as Sam, after learning the news, broke down in tears and planted one on the mouth of his boyfriend. The unscripted embrace sent social media abuzz and capped a historic night for the NFL.  “Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city of St. Louis,” Sam tweeted afterward. “I’m using every [ounce] of this to achieve greatness!!” The Rams’ selection of Sam as the 249th overall pick prompted celebrations at gay bars stretching from the city of Angels to the borough of Queens. More