Michael Sam says he's excited to be
playing in the NFL.
weeks ago, the 24-year-old All-American defensive end from
Missouri signed a 4-year contract with the St. Louis Rams, making Sam
the NFL's first openly gay player.
Sam was in Cleveland, Ohio to
participate in a PLAY 60 youth clinic, where he was asked by
reporters about his experience in the league.
“It's very positive. It's very fun,”
said. “I'm excited to be playing for the Rams. I'm excited to
be in the NFL.”
St. Louis Rams guard Greg Robinson said
Sam has the respect of his teammates.
“You don't see anyone not talking to
him or against him,” Robinson said. “They look at him as a
“He's just another guy in the locker
room. He's really cool once you get to know him and I feel like he
has a great story behind him,” he added.
Sam said he was being treated “like a