*Those needing confirmation about whether other gay football players exist in the NFL can look to Michael Sam.
In a tell-all interview set to air on the OWN network this weekend, the athlete confirmed to Oprah Winfrey that he knows of other gay men currently playing in the league. In fact, some of them have reached out to Sam on the phone.
“Gay men in the NFL reached out to you and called you?” Winfrey asked. In response, Sam nodded his head “yes” repeatedly. In addition to confirming whether other gay NFL players contacted Sam, Winfrey asked Sam why he thinks the Cowboys cut him.
Prior to the interview, OWN will air a 90-minute documentary that will focus on his route to making an NFL team as an openly gay man.
To see a preview of Sam’s interview with Winfrey, check out the video below: