When Michael was drafted to the St. Louis Rams on May 10, he immediately kissed his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano!
Michael Sam, 24, has made history! Not only was his the first openly gay NFL star to be drafted but he also kissed his boyfriend Vito Cammisano, on live television when he was picked in the seventh round.
Michael Sam Kisses Boyfriend During NFL Draft
Michael played for the University of Missouri and was named both All-American and SEC Defensive player of the year.
He tweeted right after he was drafted:
Thank you to the St. Louis Rams and the whole city of St. Louis. I’m using every once of this to achieve greatness!! pic.twitter.com/QESdOJVzsw
— Michael Sam (@MikeSamFootball) May 10, 2014
Right after he was drafted, Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones tweeted: “horrible.” He has since taken the tweet down and the Dolphins general manager said:
I was disappointed in those comments. That’s not what we stand for as an organization. The draft weekend is the culmination for so many players of their lifetime achievement of their dream to achieve their goal. For Michael Sam, for all the other players, it’s such a great celebration as they begin their future. We’re going to sit down with Don Jones and address (the tweet) appropriately.
Michael: ‘I Am Openly Gay’
Michael admitted in February of 2014 that he was gay.
“I am an openly, proud gay man,” Michael said.
Michael went on to say:”I understand how big this is. It’s a big deal. No one has done this before. And it’s kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be … I want to be a football player in the NFL.”
Michael didn’t understand just what a big deal it would be to admit this to the world:”I didn’t realize how many people actually knew, and I was afraid that someone would tell or leak something out about me,” he said. “I want to own my truth. … No one else should tell my story but me.”
We are so happy for Michael and can’t wait to see him next year on the field!
— Chloe Melas