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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2012, file photo, Missouri linebacker Michael Sam (52) is congratulated by teammate Matt Hoch after returning a fumble seven yards for a touchdown against Southeastern Louisiana during the first quarter, in Columbia, Mo. Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation. Missouri's All-America defensive end came out to the entire country Sunday night, Feb. 9, 2014, and could become the first openly gay player in America's most popular sport. (AP Photo/Chris Lee, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, File)

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In this Jan. 3, 2014 photo, Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) and Oklahoma State quarterback Clint Chelf (10) greet each other on the field after the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game, in Arlington, Texas. Missouri's All-America defensive end came out to the entire country Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, and could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

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Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel talks to reporters, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Michael Sam, Missouri's All-American defensive end, declared publicly on Sunday that he is gay and could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

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Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden talks to reporters, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo. He was commenting on Michael Sam, Missouri's All-American defensive end, who declared publicly on Sunday that he is gay and could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2014 file photo, Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam (52) warms up before the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State, in Arlington, Texas. Michael Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation. Missouri's All-America defensive end came out to the entire country Sunday night, Feb. 9, 2014, and could become the first openly gay player in America's most popular sport. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp, File)

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"Sam" is spelled in the snow on the north side of Missouri's Memorial Stadium, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 in support of Missouri's All-America defensive end Michael Sam, in Columbia, Mo. Sam hopes his ability is all that matters, not his sexual orientation. Sam came out to the entire country Sunday night, Feb. 9, 2014, and could become the first openly gay player in America's most popular sport. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

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Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel talks to reporters, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Mo. Michael Sam, Missouri's All-American defensive end, declared publicly on Sunday that he is gay and could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett throws during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett, center, stretches during spring training baseball practice Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, Illinois head coach Ron Zook looks on from the sidelines during the first half of the NCAA college football game against Michigan in Champaign, Ill. The Green Bay Packers formally introduce the new additions to the coaching staff, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, including former Illinois and Florida head coach Ron Zook. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)