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GQ Recognizes Michael Sam, Dave Chappelle And Others As “Men Of The Year”
This fall, GQ magazine found room for an athlete on its annual list of celebrities who have left a mark on pop culture.
This isn’t any athlete, though. It’s Michael Sam, the first openly gay player taken in the NFL draft last spring.
Sam joins “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt, comedian Dave Chappelle, actors Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley of “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Foxcatcher” star Steve Carell.
The magazine revealed all six covers Monday, with a story on each honoree being rolled out daily this week.
Sam was drafted by St. Louis Rams and he quickly crossed from a sports story into a cultural one when he kissed his partner in celebration. When he was cut by the Rams in August, the Dallas Cowboys scooped him up for their practice squad in early September. They released him Oct. 21 and since then, Sam has gone unsigned.
Definitely didn’t see this one coming. Flip the page to peep all the covers in full.
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