‘DWTS’ star Michael Sam: ‘I’m not the only gay person in the NFL’
Michael Sam spoke at the 2015 Dallas Holocaust Museum Upstander Speaker series on Thursday and said: “I am not the only gay person in the NFL. I’m just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL.”
Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted into the NFL, is competing in Dancing with the Stars 20. He is currently without a team and participated in the NFL Veterans Combine last Sunday.
Michael Sam added on gay players in the NFL: “The players who have reached out to me and told me about their sexual orientation, it just means a lot. But I will never say anything about who they are, what teams they are [on]. I’m just saying there’s some famous people, and I’m not the only one.”
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