Monday, September 28, 2015

Michael Sam and How Being Gay Influenced His NFL Career

In an interview with The Dan Patrick Show former NFL player Michael Sam talks about being gay and no longer being in the NFL.

In 2014 Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams. Around that same time he announced that he was gay and became the first openly gay football player in the league. His sexuality was broadcast to a higher level when ESPN caught him and his boyfriend kissing live on camera during the big day.

Media attention soon went from talking about Sam's sexuality to him no longer being in the spotlight as a football player. The team had let him go. Was he not a good football player? Sam admits that his skills were not getting better at the time. Did his sexuality influence his short-lived career? Watch the interview below where he talks all about his experience with football.

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It sounds as if he's still passionate about football so maybe we'll see him again in the future. He just probably should not broadcast his sexuality anymore when it comes to his career moves. 

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