Michael Alan Sam Jr. (born January 7, 1990) is an American former defensive end in American After completing his college football career, Sam publicly came out as gay. He became the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL.
There has never been anyone who has been publicly out as gay or bisexual while playing in . Many experts believe that the first openly gay active NFL player will not be a current athlete who comes out, but instead an already out high school.
Football player Michael Sam said he did not feel supported by the NFL after he made history as the first openly gay athlete to be drafted by a.