Michael Sam: No regrets for how he’s led his career, but wishes he had gone undrafted
Michael Sam joined the show to talk about his experience in the NFL and what the future holds. He says that he’s back at Missouri and hopes to return to the NFL.
Sam explained what happened in the CFL. “I never really wanted to go,” Sam said. “I left with some personal issues. …. I was dealing with a lot of stuff. I think it affected my play.”
Sam also looked back at when he announced he was gay. Sam said that the timing was pushed up because it appeared that someone was going to break it before he wanted to. “There were so many national media [outlets] that knew my story. I was naive to think it was just Missouri. …. I wanted to be the one to tell my story.”
Sam said he wouldn’t do anything differently. “I helped so many people by owning my truth,” Sam said. “I have no regrets.”
Dan asked if he thinks the Rams really wanted him. “I actually wish I went undrafted,” Sam said. “It was just so tough going to the Rams with that D-line. … I learned so much from that team.”
Sam said that gay athletes, football and non-football players, reached out to him, and other football players as well. “I got so much support from athletes and NFL players,” Sam said. “I felt really safe going into that League.”