Michael Sam on Friday confirmed that he
and boyfriend Vito Cammisano got engaged while on a European
Sam, 25, tweeted a photo of himself on
one knee proposing marriage to Cammisano.
“@Vitcamm Thank you for saying yes,”
he captioned the photo followed by three engagement ring emoticons.
According to TMZ.com, which first broke
the story last week, Sam and Vito were inside St. Peter's Basilica in
Vatican City at the time of the proposal. It was unclear whether Sam
was attempting to send a message to the Catholic Church, which does
not support marriage equality.
In the recent OWN documentary Michael
Sam, Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted in the NFL,
discussed meeting Cammisano at the University of Missouri.
Sam, Vito Cammisano once broke up but reunited over Christmas.)