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Sunday Sit-Down with Tom Whelihan

By Austin Kim, Sports Director,
Published On: Feb 09 2014 11:54:03 PM CST

Former Mizzou player sits down with ABC 17 Sports Director Austin Kim about Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay.

This week's Sunday Sit-Down is with former Mizzou kicker, Tom Whelihan. He talks about the impact of Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay.

Whelihan says the announcement is a "world wide change." The former MU player, who has a sister in-law who is gay, says he thinks Sam's team should be credited for supporting him through the season.

Sam went on to be a unanimous All-American and one of the top defensive end prospects in the upcoming NFL draft.

Watch the full conversation with Whelihan and ABC 17 Sports Director Austin Kim by clicking the video player.


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