Sam says he decided to announce this before the combine because of fear that the news would be leaked by the media.
“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.”
At least one prominent former player said back in May that the NFL wasn’t ready for an openly gay player. With Sam’s announcement, we’re all about to find out if that’s the reality.