Bi Closeted Football Player Says Michael Sam Doesn’t Speak for All
TMZ Sports talked to a closeted bisexual NFL player who wasn’t thrilled about out gay player Michael Sam’s comments saying that other gay men are less courageous for not coming out.
The player didn’t want his name used, although he said his close friends know about his orientation.
Sam said, “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.”
The closeted guy said, “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. It’s no one’s business what my sexuality is. You should like me for me … not for who I choose to be with.”
He added, “I feel the NFL isn’t ready for people to be open about it. Or the General Managers for that matter.”