Sam drops 70 spots after coming out

Published 02/11 2014 09:50AM

Updated 02/11 2014 09:53AM

URBANA -- A Missouri football player has dropped 70 spots in the CBS NFL draft projections after announcing he's gay.

One of Michael Sam's close friends, Sean Smith, is from Urbana. He says Sam's teammates have always known he was gay and he's been out to his family and friends for a long time.

Smith says, no matter what happens with the draft, Sam is paving the way. CBS is reporting Sam now sits at number 160 after being 90 on Sunday.

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