It took to the last round, but the St. Louis Rams drafted Michael Sam, who came out while still in college, making him the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL. At HK Boxers, a gay sports bar on 9th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen, many customers are elated. But others say, they believe Sam is not the first gay player in the NFL. Just the first gay player to come out. They hope this clears the way for other gay players to publicly acknowledge their sexuality.