More from his GQ interview – Michael Sam says while he doesn’t regret coming out, had he had a choice, he would have simply come out to his teammates and coaches like he did at Mizzou. He said “But the recruiters knew, and reporters knew, and they talked to each other, and it got out.”

“If I didn’t have the year I did,” he continued, “nobody would have cared. But I have no regrets. Some pople can argue that I had the potential to go higher in the draft. But I think everything happens for a reason.”

Sam also talked about going to St. Louis. He said they welcomed him “but I felt they were just putting smiles on their faces. It was because they didn’t know my future. It was almost like the situation with a stray dog – you don’t want to get too close. In Dallas, they were more welcoming.”