Brendon Ayanbadejo: Michael Sam will be pioneer for gays

Thursday's health and safety news from the world of football:

  • Former NFL linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, a gay rights activist, wrote for Fox Sports that NFL prospect Michael Sam, who admitted Sunday he was gay, will become known as a pioneer like Rosa Parks and Jackie Robinson.

Also, Reuters reported that President Barack Obama praised Sam for having the courage to announce he was gay.

-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor

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