. . .Sam stated publicly what his teammates and coaches at Mizzou have known since August: "I am an openly, proud gay man."
Asked what that moment felt like, Sam said, "I was kind of scared, even though they already knew. Just to see their reaction was awesome. They supported me from Day One. I couldn't have better teammates. ... I'm telling you what: I wouldn't have the strength to do this today if I didn't know how much support they'd given me this past semester."
Hopefully the NFL will be as supportive as his Missouri teammates and coaches were. Happy for Sam.