Michael Sam writes Mizzou an open letter of thanks

Sam pens his thanks to the University of Missouri. 

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University of Missouri football player Michael Sam took to the Columbia Missourian to write the school’s students and faculty an open note of thanks. 

Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year who announced he was gay earlier this year, asked the Missourian to post the letter on Mizzou’s Pro Day:  

“You cheered my successes, but you also picked me up when I fell.

“Maybe most importantly, you gave me a chance to live my truth without judgment, without hesitation and with great discretion and respect.

“When I came out last month, I did it with the confidence that my Mizzou ‘family’ would always be there for me.

“To put it mildly, the love and acceptance I felt was amazing. …

“I have a long journey ahead of me, a lot of hard work and many dreams I want to fulfill.

“But I do it with the confidence that my Mizzou family will be there for me every step of the way.”

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You can read the entire letter here. Thanks to For the Win for sharing.