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Michael Sam’s Rookie Jersey Is Now The Second Most Popular

dm_140225_nfl_sn_michael_samLeave it to apparel trendsetter Michael Sam to make a bold fashion statement during his inaugural weekend as the NFL’s first openly gay player in history.

Though he may have been the 249th overall pick in this year’s draft, Sam’s St. Louis Rams rookie jersey is already the second-highest seller in the NFL’s official online store. The only newbie standing between Sam and “top seller” status is new Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

“This is unprecedented for a Day 3 pick, let alone a seventh round pick, to crack the top five rookies sold following Draft weekend,” NFL spokesperson Joanna Hunter told Out Sports.

The Wrap notes that Sam’s jersey could break into the top spot during the next two days, as Manziel technically had a two-day head start. For the record, Sam’s apparel sales have topped the draft’s No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney.

By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           May 13, 2014
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  • 4 Comments
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Welllll… this is not news!!! Michael Sam’s a winna… all ’round! Blessings and all best, Michael… AND Vito!

      May 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mezaien
      Mezaien

      Vito, Michael, one more time good for you and thanks for the T shirt, of Michael. if you only knew how good I sleep at night now.

      May 13, 2014 at 11:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ingyaom
      ingyaom

      $100 for a short-sleeved shirt? Wow.

      May 14, 2014 at 12:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley
      Harley

      @ingyaom: You obviously don’t shop for clothes in any mall in the US.

      May 14, 2014 at 5:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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