Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL, talked about coming out in a documentary which premiered Saturday.

Cabler OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday premiered Michael Sam, a 90-minute film on Sam's life. Following the premiere, Sam sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a one-on-one interview.

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.

Despite the setbacks, Sam said that coming out was the right thing to do.

“It didn't need to be public,” Sam said. “Why do gay people have to do it?”

“I made the right choice to come out,” he added.

Television cameras captured the moment Sam learned he had been drafted by the Rams. He kissed and hugged his boyfriend. The pair smashed celebratory cake in each other's faces.

“Everyone made a big deal out of it,” Sam said of the “infamous kiss.” “It's just a kiss. Did you forget that I was gay? Should I be kissing a woman instead?”