In an upcoming interview to be broadcast next Sunday, Michael Sam tells Oprah Winfrey that gay men in the NFL reached out to him.

Cabler OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will premiere Michael Sam, a 90-minute documentary on the life of Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL.

The 24-year-old Sam, the SEC defensive player of the year in 2013, was cut by the St. Louis Rams before the start of the season. He then joined the Cowboys' 10-man practice squad, where he stayed for seven weeks before being let go.

Sam questions his decision to come out in a clip from the documentary released late Friday.

“Did I make the right choice of coming out and telling the world I was gay?” Sam asks. “And then I'm looking outside thorough the window. I'm thinking that and then I felt a hand over my shoulder. And that person was [boyfriend] Vito. And in that moment I was like, 'I don't care what happens, I made the right choice.'”

Following the film's premiere, OWN will broadcast an interview with Sam.

In a sneak peek from the interview, Winfrey asks Sam, “Gay men in the NFL reached out to you and called you?” as Sam nods in agreement.