Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, told Oprah Winfrey that he still dreams of playing in a regular season game and that he is not the only homosexual in pro football.
In his first interview since disclosing his homosexuality early this year, Sam described childhood abuse by his two brothers, and expressed surprise that other players in the National Football League were not inspired to come out as gay after his announcement.
“There’s a lot of us out there,” the defensive end said in the interview, part of an Oprah Winfrey Network documentary that aired Saturday. “I’m not the only one. I’m just the only one who’s open.”