Like many other NFL prospects before him, Michael Sam celebrated with his significant other after he was drafted over the weekend. The St. Louis Rams took Sam with the 249th pick, and ESPN later showed Sam and his boyfriend kissing on national television. The mystery boyfriend is Vito Cammisano.
As Slate pointed out, Cammisano was a swimmer at the University of Missouri from 2009-2012. He came out publicly in 2011, and anyone who has followed his Instagram account in recent months was not surprised to see him with Sam on draft day. Here are some photos that Cammisano has shared since Sam revealed he is gay.
Slate also noted that one commenter wrote, “After all these years…it’s nice to see a picture of you two,” next to one of the photos. It sounds like Sam and Cammisano have been dating for years, which is probably one of a number of reasons Sam’s Missouri teammates and coaches were not surprised when he came out. Keeping a relationship under wraps presents plenty of challenges.
So there you have it, Marshall Henderson. If your gay friend wants to conduct the ultimate psychology experiment, tell him to somehow incorporate Cammisano’s Instagram page.Google+