An NFL prospect has come out publicly, as ESPN reported:

Michael Sam, an All-American defensive lineman from Missouri and the Associated Press’ SEC Defensive Player of the Year, said that he is gay in an interview with ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” on Sunday.

Sam stated publicly what his teammates and coaches at Mizzou have known since August: “I am an openly, proud gay man.”

Former NFL player and current CBS Sports commentator Shannon Sharpe tweeted support for Sam, and then had this exchange:

Sharpe then agreed with this sentiment:

Generalize much?

They continued: