Michael Sam covers the December issue of GQ.
The NFL hopeful joins Chris Pratt, Steve Carrell, Ansel Elgort and others for the magazine’s Men of the Year issue.
Highlights from the interview:
On coming out:
“If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did. But the recruiters knew, and reporters knew, and they talked to each other, and it got out…I have no regrets … It looks good to see me in the position I’m in now, because I can show the world how good I am and rise up the ranks. I’m at the bottom now. I can rise up, show I’m a football player. Not anything else. Just a football player.”
On his troubled childhood:
“We called the cops on my brothers so many times I can’t even count. They’ve both written me letters from prison. For them to dare to call themselves my brothers — I can’t live with that.”
Read the full interview here.