Michael Sam Opens Up to Oprah About Closeted-Gay NFL Players

The first openly-gay football player to get drafted to the NFL, Michael Sam, recently had an exclusive sit-down interview with Oprah. During the interview he confirmed that there in fact ARE other gay football players (plural) currently playing in the NFL.

Take a look at what Sam had to say…

Of course in 2014, this shouldn’t really be shocking news to anyone. Over the recent years, the LGBT community has become more visible than ever while constantly breaking down stereotypes of the past. Not that I believe that it is every gay guys duty to come out to the world, but I do hope Sam inspired other professional athletes and aspiring athletes to help pave the way for our community.

Also check out this clip on why Sam believes he isn’t currently playing in the NFL.

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