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Michael Sam Sits Down with Robin Roberts as He Prepares to Head to Training Camp: VIDEO


Michael Sam sat down with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts this morning as he prepares to head to training camp. Sam spoke with Roberts about being drafted, his emotional speech at the ESPYs, and how he has been preparing for training season.

Sam told Roberts that he has lost 12 pounds: "I'm doing my job. Don't you worry!"

He also spoke briefly about

"I was kind of second-guessing myself, 'Maybe football turned it's back on me.' I was like, 'Maybe I shouldn't have done what I did.' You know? I had so many emotions going in my head. And then I felt a touch over my shoulder and it was Vito, and I was just, I was like, 'I don't care what happens. I know I did the right thing in my heart. And whatever happens, happens. I'm just going to move forward.'"


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  1. A lavendar suit? Seriously? Why not pink?

    First the crying bout at the ESPY awards and now this....

    Why is it that when masculine gay men come out, they seem to STOP being themselves and instead start behaving in the most stereotypical manner?

    Posted by: Rick | Jul 21, 2014 11:43:56 AM

  2. Recently read his interview in Out magazine. He is so brave, and I am so proud of him. I look forward to his career in pro football.

    Posted by: Tom | Jul 21, 2014 11:45:54 AM

  3. Recently read his interview in Out magazine. He is so brave, and I am so proud of him. I look forward to his career in pro football.

    Posted by: Tom | Jul 21, 2014 11:45:55 AM

  4. Rick:
    You are so sensitive to color, like a woman. And fuzzy like one too. A masculine man doesn't give it a second thought when picking a suit from his closet.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 21, 2014 12:02:39 PM

  5. I meant "fussy", not "fuzzy" though that also suits you.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 21, 2014 12:04:18 PM

  6. That's purple.

    Only a sissy fashion queen would call that lavender.

    Posted by: crispy | Jul 21, 2014 12:08:00 PM

  7. Crispy, are you suggesting Rick is effeminate!? The horror!!! He must be ever so pissed at you.

    Posted by: Tyler | Jul 21, 2014 12:11:44 PM

  8. I came here to see a comments thread about anything other than Michael Sam, his words and his life and I was not disappointed.

    Tide comes in, tide goes out. Trollroad is Trollroad.

    Posted by: oncemorewithfeeling | Jul 21, 2014 12:21:43 PM

  9. He really ought not to smile so much. It makes him look creepy.

    Posted by: wheelie81 | Jul 21, 2014 12:27:03 PM

  10. Great, another Towleroad comments section ruined by all the people who respond to Rick. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Jul 21, 2014 12:34:12 PM


    okay, I get your point. And I am a guilty party in the mob to kill the Towleroad Frankenstein monster (RICK). I even have my pitch fork ready today.

    But Henry, sometimes you just want to respond ridicule his foolish beliefs.

    I do admire those Towleroad regulars who simply ignore him, but I don't have that ability or patience. I just wanna' read the b1tch.

    Maybe that says somethin' about me, huh?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 21, 2014 12:41:28 PM

  12. good for him!

    as for the trolls: always remember, behind every "effeminacy-hating" gay man is a family that hated having him for a son.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 21, 2014 12:44:50 PM

  13. The guy just inspires me as he should all of us, straight or gay. Amazing now to watch, on television, two very famous black openly gay people talk without reservation or fear for being who they are. Wonderful. I am very proud of the guy (and his Vito).

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jul 21, 2014 1:11:09 PM

  14. BTW guys, haters are going to hate. That's what the simple-minded do. They have no real life or happiness and despise those who do. You are never going to stop them but you can dismiss them for what they are. That's the best revenge.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jul 21, 2014 1:13:43 PM

  15. Well, I think he looks fine.

    Why are we talking about his clothes?

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 21, 2014 5:39:06 PM

  16. Alright, good for you, Michael. Now, get to work in summer camp so that you would be a kick ass NFL player. Your focus from now on should be on football. No more interviews about your sexual orientation, dude. It's about football.

    Posted by: Malcolm | Jul 21, 2014 6:37:21 PM

  17. Where is the post about Tony" Lets give Michael Vick a chance" Dungy's statement about Michael Sam

    Posted by: Kim | Jul 21, 2014 6:42:18 PM

  18. Malcolm:
    You are so naive. Football is a spectator sport. If movie is just about art, movie stars shouldn't go on TV to talk about their upcoming movies and other stuff. It is called advertisement. NFL may even encourage it. It generates interests and therefore revenues.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 21, 2014 8:41:12 PM

  19. GOOD FOR HIM! And it's sad there are people attacking him from his own community. grow the hell up people, he gets enough of that from the right-wing

    Posted by: Honesty | Jul 21, 2014 9:24:31 PM

  20. If I had been asked to speak about such an intensely private issue in front of not only a full auditorium but a TV audience I would have been not only crying but puking as well. And I bet most of you would have as well

    Posted by: Lann | Jul 22, 2014 7:43:11 PM

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