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Sat Dec 27, 2014, 05:27 PM

 

Sam: Coming out was right thing to do

Source: The Associated Press

By R.B. FALLSTROM
Dec. 27, 2014 5:10 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) Michael Sam says in a TV documentary airing Saturday night that coming out as gay was the right thing to do.

The Oprah Winfrey Network said in a release that the 90-minute program followed by a one-on-one with Winfrey and Sam was the player's first TV appearance since being cut by the Dallas Cowboys in mid-October. After one day of filming last spring, the Rams pulled the plug on the network's plans for a Sam documentary during training camp.

In a transcript released by the network, Sam called the NFL draft "the longest three days of my life." The St. Louis Rams drafted Sam late in the seventh round.

Sam said the reassuring hand of his boyfriend, Vito, on his shoulder during the wait to get picked affirmed the decision last February to reveal his sexual orientation. Sam, a defensive end who was the SEC co-defensive player of the year.

"In that moment, I was like 'I don't care what happens. I made the right choice to come out,'" Sam said.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/e5923a89d4494df885443ce5f1cea330/sam-coming-out-was-right-thing-do



Hear hear and all future success to him!

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Response to Ryan Fitzomething (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 05:34 PM

1. Courage

It takes guts for anybody to come out, but I have a particular respect for young people who do it, and for people in prominent positions where they have the most to lose.

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Response to Ryan Fitzomething (Original post)

Sat Dec 27, 2014, 06:36 PM

2. K&R

 

It took a lot of guts to do what he did.

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Response to Ryan Fitzomething (Original post)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 08:36 PM

3. Can you come out now with the truth about your CG service?

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Response to Ryan Fitzomething (Original post)

Sun Dec 28, 2014, 09:47 PM

4. Yes, it was the right choice. And that really took courage.

 

And he will be criticized by some until the day he dies that he shouldn't have come out. And they will be as wrong then as they were when he announced.

And I'm no football fan, but I will always remember this, and will support him in whatever he does, going forward. Big Sam fan! K&R

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Response to Ryan Fitzomething (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 01:44 AM

5. I would really like to see him get a shot with another NFL team.

But even if he doesn't, he'll still have a place in history for what he did.

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