Michael Sam wants you to know there are a lot of gay players in the NFL.

In a OWN documentary that aired this past Saturday, Michael Sam explains that he isn’t the only gay player in the NFL:

Michael Sam is one of many gay men actively playing in the NFL.

The free agent, who was released from both the St. Louis Ramsand Dallas Cowboys this year after becoming the first openly gay player ever drafted, told Oprah Winfrey in an OWN special that aired over the weekend that “there’s a lot of us out there.”

“I’m not the only one,” Sam said. “I’m just the only one who’s open.”

Sam said during the same interview that he was contacted by “a very few” after coming out during an ESPN interview last February.

“[They] pretty much just told me their gratitude, how they were thankful,” Sam said without giving Winfrey an exact number. “They wish that they had the courage to come out.”



I’m not sure how the terminology works, but the first sentence confuses me. Actively playing in the NFL? I thought he’d been released from everybody?

Either way, there it is!


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