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Local Athlete Announces Being Gay, Hopes For Change

Updated: 02/11/2014 7:18 AM
Created: 02/10/2014 10:02 PM KSTP.com
By: Tim Sherno

Scott Cooper is a recent Augsburg College graduate. He played on the school football team- and Cooper is gay. Cooper says he's adding his voice to the message that gay athletes are simply athletes.

Cooper made his announcement following the announcement of Micheal Sam, a player on the University of Missouri's team and NFL draft hopeful. According to Cooper, as more athletes publicly announce being gay the news will go from a headline to a non-story, "The more stories we have about this, the less it's a story."

Cooper says his teammates at Augsburg were aware of his sexuality and were supportive both on and off the field.  
 


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