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Michael Sam

Now Open

for Business

3/8/2014 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0308-michael-sam-store-01If you had "under one month" in your "When Will Michael Sam Cash in on His Newfound Fame" office pool, then congrats ... YOU'RE A WINNER!!!

Sam, who is about to be drafted into the NFL and thus become the first openly gay man to play in the league, has launched his own line of merchandise, which is now for sale on his website.


The site is selling t-shirts and buttons with slogans like "Stand With Sam" and "#SamStrong." The majority of the merchandise is in black, white, and gold (his college colors).

But Sam is no fool ... he's got a few items for sale thats use the rainbow flag, a prominent symbol in the gay rights community. As the old saying goes ... know your customer.

A portion of the proceeds will be going to at-risk youth in the St. Louis area.

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Hopetoma    

No way I'd want this chick in my locker room

138 days ago
47.

Frunklin    

The only logical reason this guy came out on national tv was to better his draft chances. Bottom line. There's absolutely no reason to go on TV and announce to the world your sexual orientation. Nobody cares.

138 days ago
48.

Ray8    

Dieon Sanders mentioned on a talk show that there were gay players on each NFL team he played on. There were no problems as those players did not draw attention to their sexuality or make spectacles of themselves as Sams is doing. I have a feeling Sams has no intention of playing. He just wants to find ways to capitalize on his sexuality.

138 days ago
49.

Mare    

Good for him coming out of the closet, but merchandising ?

138 days ago
50.

gegeok    

No guarantee homie he will be drafted..into the NFL..

138 days ago
51.

daneeechan    

Equal Rights ! Equal Rights! Now capitalize on it, moneyapeq

138 days ago
52.

99er_Rob    

His management did this

138 days ago
53.

choke    

Look at all the jealous f*cks who are so pathetic in life that they come on TMZ and talk sh*t about a guy who is a million times better at everything than they are....jealous fools, ha!

138 days ago
54.

d    

***

138 days ago
55.

JesusSaves    

I can't believe all of the hateful cruel comments I'm reading here directed towards gays in general. Someone who is struggling with their sexuality might see your comments and go commit suicide! It happens all day every day. I hope that you are proud of yourselves. IF that does happen, how do you think God will judge you? As a murderer? It could very easily happen! It's God's place alone to judge people on their sexuality choices. So stop judging people. You're mean as hell! Satan must be so proud of YOU!!!

138 days ago
56.

Jerry    

What a bunch of homophobic comments! What's the big deal? He's gay, you're not. Stop worrying about it unless deep down you might secretly want to bend over for him!

138 days ago
57.

NOT ELMO    

I HEAR HE LOVES MEN....

138 days ago
58.

Trez    

This dude is trying to use his ***gotry for self gain, lol. wow dude...u have no shame.

"did you just touch my ass" lol

138 days ago
59.

Dino    

For all those calling him a "***" or a "fruitcake", I would like to see you say that to his face. Probably the last thing you would ever do.

136 days ago
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