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'The Eagle Has Landed': The Exclusive Behind-the-scenes Story Of How NFL Prospect Michael Sam Came Out - Outsports

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ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 12: Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) | Kevin C. Cox via Getty Images

It was the afternoon of Jan. 20 that publicist Howard Bragman sent the text:

"The eagle has landed."

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