American Football star Michael Sam comes out as gay before the NFL Draft
Published 10/02/2014 | 11:43
If he is drafted he will become the first openly gay player to play in the NFL.
"I want to own my truth," the 24-year-old said.
"Two weeks ago at The Senior Bowl I didn't realize how many people actually knew, and I was afraid that someone would tell or leak something out about me or tell a story. I just wanted to control the situation and tell my story."
"It's a load off my chest.
"I told my teammates this past August that I came out to my teammates, and they took it great. They rallied around me, they supported me, and I couldn't have asked for better teammates."