Visa runs Michael Sam commercial during the NFL Draft

Michael Sam commercial: Judge me

5/9/14 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5235 respect

Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Missouri Tigers defensive end Michael Sam speaks to the media in a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsMichael Sam will most likely be selected sometime during the 3rd day of the NFL Draft, but Visa ran a commercial with him during the first round, since he's one of the most recognizable names in the draft.

It's a pretty poignant spot, with Sam asking that people judge him for what he does on the field.

Of course, this is a reference to the well-publicized announcement Sam made a few months ago, when he revealed that he's a homosexual.

When he's drafted (or signed), Sam will become the first openly gay active NFL player. But as he says... judge him for what he does between the lines:

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