How Michael Sam coming out might impact his paycheck

Michael Sam, #52 of the Missouri Tigers, on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The NFL is about to get its first openly gay player: University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam revealed on Sunday that he is gay, just months before the draft. The announcement may end up hurting Sam's earnings potential – but by how much? 

Scott Rosner, sports business professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, joins Morning Report host David Brancaccio to break down the numbers.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report.


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