It looks like Missouri's Michael Sam, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, disclosed to NFL officials that he is gay during Senior Bowl week here in Mobile. The theory is that a number of Sam's teammates at Mizzou already knew and that it was a matter of time before rumors began to build. In fact, many in the NFL had been clued in to the possibility. So Sam decided to disclose his sexual orientation in one on one meetings with team executives.

Years from now this may seem like no big deal, but right now in 2014, this is a bombshell. Here is more on Sam's timing and the effect it could have on his draft stock. This comes from espn.