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
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,
asks Sam, “Gay men in the NFL reached out to you and called
you?” as Sam nods in agreement.