TMZ Sports caught up with Michael Sam at LAX yesterday and drilled the footballer about why he thinks he was cut from the St. Louis Rams in August, and then dropped from the Dallas Cowboys in October.
Was it because of his sexual orientation or did it have to do with the level of talent he faced after college, the papz wondered.
“Do you think with you coming out it affected your ability to play?” a member of the paparazzi asked.
“I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year,” Sam replied. “So I don’t think it had to do with talent.”
Possible translation: Michael Sam believes he was forced out for being gay.
But he’s not letting it get him down. He says he’s still very much focused on getting back into the league. And as for that rumored reality series for OWN? Sam says it’s not happening. His focus right now is on football and, presumably, his sexy swimmer boyfriend, Vito Cammissino.
Check out the video below.
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