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Michael Sam

Contacted by gay players

24 Dec, 2014

Sam tells Oprah Winfrey that other gay players in the NFL have contacted him since he was drafted. After his seventh-round pick for the St. Louis Rams made him the first openly gay player to be drafted, he says others thanked him:

[…] there‚Äôs a lot of us out there. A very few reached out to me and pretty much just told me their gratitude and how thankful they were that I had the courage [to come out]. They wished that they had the courage to come out.