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Football Player Michael Sam Displays His Muscles for 'Out,' Discusses Coming Out to His Team

Football Player Michael Sam Displays His Muscles for 'Out,' Discusses Coming Out to His Team

Football player Michael Sam, famous for his public kiss with boyfriend Vito Cammisano during the NFL draft, shows off his muscles on the cover of Out magazine’s August 2014 issue.

Here’s what the 24-year-old St. Louis Rams player had to share with the mag:

On his boyfriend: “We didn’t start off as huge fans of each other. I went up to him to ask if he was OK [when he puked at a party], and he started cursing at me, screaming, ‘F*ck off — do you know who I am?’ I told him I didn’t care who he was. We didn’t speak again for two years.”

On being gay at school: “Everyone knew Vito was gay, so we couldn’t even be seen together. There was a lot of climbing out of windows. Vito was really the person who showed me I had to do it. I wanted us to be comfortable.”

On coming out to his team: “When I got up there in front of my team, it was actually the first time I said the words to anyone: ‘I am gay.’ Mizzou is a family. At another school, it might have been a different story.”

For more from Michael, visit Out.com.

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7 Responses to “Football Player Michael Sam Displays His Muscles for 'Out,' Discusses Coming Out to His Team”

  1. 1
    Rima Says:

    So brave. Very good looking too.

  2. 2
    Gina Says:

    Yes, very good looking.

  3. 3
    TIME OUT Says:

    The above Out cover is why there is danger in Israel right now; which is going spread out.

  4. 4
    TIME OUT Says:

    The above Out cover is why there is danger in Israel right now; which is going to spread out.
    No.2; Dittos.
    But it won’t be long now…

  5. 5
    Oracle Says:

    More gay propaganda.

  6. 6
    Mi Says:

    Good for him, be yourself

  7. 7
    Delphi Says:

    If every closeted “macho man” came out of the closet there would be some VERY shocked republican conservative bigots. Most closeted athletes and blue collar guys just lie to themselves and others because it’s easier and live sad repressed lives so that they don’t become the victims of other people’s hate and prejudice.

    @Oracle: I see Foxnews has filled your puny brain with a lot of their Right Wing propaganda. Tell me, in your warped bigoted evil mind, was Martin Luther King Jr a peddler of “black propaganda” because he fought for black rights? Was Susan B. Anthony a peddler of “woman propaganda” because she wanted women to have the right to vote.

    Your evil bitterness only makes the world a worse place. If you want people’s human rights and dignity to be disregarded and taken away from them go living in Afghanistan or Uganda you filthy c-u-n-t.

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