Was Pope Francis in on it?
The NFL free agent and his college sweetheart reportedly got engaged in Italy on Sam's 25th birthday.
'I do so like to kiss a man! Thank you! Thank you, Michael Sam!'
Sam wouldn't get specific on the number of closeted gay players except to say "very few" contacted him.
Sam tells a story of resilience in the face of disappointment as part of a video campaign launched in conjunction with the new film Unbroken.
A slightly distracted Michael Sam says his status as a football player is not based on his abilities on the field.
The NFL faces an uphill cultural battle, when there are still figures involved, like Deion Sanders, who believe being gay is a choice.