In this past year’s SEC Championship Game, Auburn running back Tre Mason and Missouri defensive end Michael Sam were on opposing sides, vying for a league title. Now, they’re teammates in St. Louis after the Rams selected both in the later rounds of the NFL Draft this past weekend. Today, the team introduced all of its rookies, and of course, Mason was asked about Sam and his sexuality. His response was refreshing.
Tre Mason on Michael Sam. “He’s a family member. Our goal is to win the Super Bowl” pic.twitter.com/LrpZvsGIIq
— Maurice Drummond (@MauriceDrummond) May 13, 2014
Tre Mason on Michael Sam: “I welcome him with open arms. Everyone’s entitled to who they want to love.”
— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) May 13, 2014
Thus far, the entire Rams organization has done a tremendous job handling the media circus surrounding Sam and what he’s trying to accomplish. It’s great to see that many of the players are also supportive.