Michael Sam wanted to wait until the pros to come out Michael Sam has revealed that his hugely publicized coming out in February wasn’t really the way he wanted things to go down. The NFL’s first openly gay player tells People that he actually wanted to wait until he was drafted and in the pros to make the historic announcement. ‘When I came out in February, it actually wasn’t the time I wanted to come out. I was going to come out to my team – whoever drafted me,’ said the newly-minted St. Louis Ram. The 24-year-old defensive end made headlines then and has again returned to the media center stage after being drafted May 10 into the big leagues. The Rams, of course, knew he was gay and it’s all because of the media. But not in the why one might think. Read more at The DailyMail Online.