"I have spoken about this with him and he, like the first lady, like so many others, admires Michael Sam's courage and believes that the action he has taken is an important step and looks forward to seeing him playing in the NFL," Carney told reporters at a briefing.
Sam starred as a defensive lineman at the University of Missouri and is expected to be selected in the upcoming NFL draft, where stand-out college players can earn million-dollar salaries. While the NFL and many of Sam's teammates have rallied around him, some commentators have been less enthusiastic.
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