Michael Sam and Vito Cammissano

Grown men recoiled at the sight of St. Louis draftee Michael Sam licking cake icing off the lips of his boyfriend, Vito Cammissano. Only seconds before "the kiss", these same men cheered St. Louis for having the courage to draft Sam with its 249th pick in the NFL draft on Saturday. 31 other teams had bypassed the SEC Defensive Player of the Year who was projected as a mid- to late round draft pick.

ESPN taped Sam's reaction and aired the tape immediately after his draft pick was announced. Social media's reaction to "the kiss" was wildly mixed. Some applauded the NFL, St. Louis and Sam for their courage. While others -- including professional and college football players -- expressed their distaste with ESPN for repeatedly showing "the kiss" on air. Many believed ESPN went too far.

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Paula Deen Apology

In case you haven't heard, disgraced TV chef Paula Deen is back.

Deen, 67, is being given a second chance by corporate sponsors after she was unceremoniously dumped by the Food Network for being racially naive in these changing times.

"I've learned a lot," said Deen in a cover story of this week's People magazine.

"I feel like 'embattled' or 'disgraced' will always follow my name. It's like that black football player who recently came out," she said, referring to gay NFL draft prospect Michael Sam.

Deen continued: "He said, 'I just want to be known as a football player. I don't want to be known as a gay football player.' I know exactly what he's saying."

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Michael Sam

A college football All-American SEC Defensive Player of the Year came out publicly for the first time in an interview published on the NY Times website on Sunday.

Michael Sam, above right, a 24-year-old defensive lineman for the University of Missouri, came out to his teammates during a team building exercise at a preseason football practice last year. When it was Sam's turn to speak, he nervously balled up a piece of paper in his hands, and said, ā€œIā€™m gay."

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