Michael Sam Holds First Press Conference, Faces Questions About Being A Gay Player
Michael Sam, who will most likely become the NFL's first openly gay active player, has given his first press conference since coming out and makes it clear that he'd like to be known as Michael Sam, the football player."
Check out his what he has to say during the NFL Combine press conference:
As has been the case since publicly coming out, Sam seems to be the least concerned over the ramifications of his decision.
When discussing the use of gay slurs in the locker room, Sam brushes it off saying:
“I’ve been in locker rooms where all kinds of slurs have been said. I don’t think anyone means it. It might be a little naïve and uneducated but as time goes on, everyone will adapt.”
Ultimately Michael Sam wants to play football, and it sounds like that's what he's most prefer to talk about as well. He says:
"'How's football going? 'How's training going?' I would love for you to ask me that question. But it is what it is and I just wish you guys would see me as Michael Sam the football player, not Michael Sam the gay football player.”
Does he feel like a trailblazer? Sam puts it simply:
"I feel like I'm Michael Sam."
How do you feel Michael Sam handled his first conference, Instincters?