Bisexual NFL player: Michael Sam got a fair shot but didn’t perform well
Michael Sam may be the first and only football player to come out while playing in the NFL, but that does not mean he speaks for all gay football players. At least that’s how one bisexual player feels.
TMZ spoke with a bisexual NFL player who says he was offended when Sam said other gay players in the league are not courageous enough to come out publicly.
“I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL,” Sam told the Star-Telegram recently.
The anonymous player was critical of Sam for those comments.
“As a bisexual man, I just feel like Michael Sam does not speak for all gay men.
“He has his own opinion … but DON’T say that we don’t have the courage to come out. It’s totally wrong. Just speak for yourself. No one else.”
The player says he feels like the league and GMs are not ready for an openly gay player. He also believes that contrary to what conspiracy theorists believe, Sam got a fair shot at making an NFL roster but just did not perform well enough. Sam was drafted in the 7th round by the Rams but was cut before the season began. He signed with the Cowboys practice squad but was released in October and has been a free agent ever since.