Bi Closeted Football Player Says Michael Sam Doesn’t Speak for All

0327-michael-sam-nfl-tmz-4TMZ 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.”

 

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]