Updated 02:24 PM EDT, Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Mystery Bisexual NFL Player Upset With Michael Sam! Who Is He?

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Not everybody is happy with the statement of first-openly gay football player Michael Sam about other gay men in the league.

A bisexual NFL player, whom TMZ spoke to recently, said he was offended when Sam said that other players belonging to the LGBT community are not courageous enough to come out. This was Sam's exact statement on the issue: "I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL."

In reaction to this, the bisexual player said that Sam does not speak for all gay men. "He has his own opinion ... but DON'T say that we don't have the courage to come out. It's totally wrong. Just speak for yourself. No one else," he added.

According to the TMZ report, the mysterious player does not want to be identified but noted that he has played in the NFL for several seasons and that his close friends know about his sexuality.

"It's no one's business what my sexuality is. You should like me for me ... not for who I choose to be with. I feel the NFL isn't ready for people to be open about it. Or the General Managers for that matter," the anonymous player further stated.

He added in the TMZ exclusive that Sam "did get a fair shot to make a team" but noted that he was not able to perform well. The defensive end was selected by the St. Louis Rams but was later dropped by the team. He then joined the Dallas Cowboys squad but was again cut.

"There's a lot of us out there. I'm not the only one - I'm just the only one that's open," he was quoted by Daily Mail as saying during the interview.

He refused to say how many gay players were there in the NFL but he claimed that some contacted him to express their gratitude.

"Very few reached out to me and pretty much just told me their gratitude and how thankful they were that I had the courage (to come out publicly). They wished that they had the courage to come out. (They) just showed their respect and admired my courage ... It was very good," Sam added.

Indeed Sam is very much open with his sexuality even with his relationship with soon-to-be husband Vito Cammisano.

"I said I'd take everything that came at me (after coming out), and I did. But did I think it was gonna be that huge? No. I thought people would be just, 'Okay, he came out.' And that would be that. Some thought others would join me. I did, too," he told Oprah.

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