• Was it a risky move? Yes, but at that moment, the reason why I came out is I thought it wasn't going to be a big deal. Maybe I was naive. Maybe I thought it was 2014, and people will understand that there's gay NFL players. There's gay athletes everywhere. But I was clearly wrong. It was a huge deal.

    "Michael Sam: ‘I’m not the only gay person in the NFL’" by Charean Williams, March 26, 2015.
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