Michael Sam and others weigh in on Jason Collins' signing with Nets

BY foxsports • February 23, 2014

The 7-foot-tall center signed a 10-day contract with the Nets earlier in the day, and several high-profile athletes took to Twitter to celebrate the move.

Former Missouri Tigers football player Michael Sam -- who came out earlier this month and could himself become the first openly gay player in the NFL -- also was one of the first to weigh in on the signing of Collins:

FOX Sports Insider and Super Bowl-winning NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo also tweeted a message of support, below. You can also read his column on Collins' signing here.

Collins also received words of encouragement from L.A. Galaxy soccer player Robbie Roberts, who came out in 2013:

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