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Michael Sam: 'If I Had It My Way, I Never Would Have [Come Out] The Way I Did' — VIDEO

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Earlier this week, we reported that NFL free agent Michael Sam had scored the cover of GQ after being named one of its 'Men of the Year'.

Cover_samThe magazine has slowly been rolling out profiles of the men they picked, and Sam offers up some thoughts on the whirlwind of events that went down this year, including being drafted by the St. Louis Rams and then picked up by the Dallas Cowboys, and his coming out.

Of the latter, Sam says it wouldn't have been the way he would have preferred it, but he knew it had to happen:

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.

I would have done the same thing I did at Mizzou. Which was to tell my team and my coaches and leave it at that. But since I did tell my team, word got out.… People think the word didn't get out. It did. Or it did and it didn't. They kept it confined within our family. But the recruiters knew, and reporters knew, and they talked to each other, and it got out. If I didn't have the year I did, nobody would have cared. But I did have that year. And a lot of people knew. Someone was gonna ask me, "I heard you told your team a secret.…" Well, I was comfortable with who I was, and I wouldn't have denied it. And then I wouldn't have been able to control the story. But I have no regrets. Some people can argue that I had the potential to go higher in the draft. But I think everything happens for a reason. 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.

Sam also gives a brief video interview and talks about the draft and how he's glad he never has to do it again.

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Michael Sam Scores GQ 'Man of the Year' Cover!

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NFL free agent Michael Sam is one of six celebrities appearing on covers of GQ's annual 'Men of the Year' issue, along with Chris Pratt, Dave Chappelle, Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley, Steve Carell.

Stories on each are being published all week.

Check out the other covers HERE.


Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) Accepts Offer of GQ Makeover After Wearing Purple Polo with Clip-On Bow Tie

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Yesterday, Chris Armstrong tweeted this screencap of Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), writing: "Bow ties with polo shirts on the House floor. God help us."

Dennis Tang at GQ's column 'The GQ Eye' seized on the post:

"Worst ever? Yeah, right, how bad could it possiblyyyyyeeesh, okay, yeah, now that I look at it. Definitely. Is that a purple golf polo? With a bow tie? Is that a clip-on?...Wow, a Democrat? Thanks, Obama. But anyway, Jared. It's fine. We can help. You should let us help you. Because seriously, forget immigration reform. Keep this up, and I'm going Ted Cruz 2016, straight up."

And Polis took him up on the offer, tweeting:

"Thank you @GQMagazine @GQFashion for the offer to help... I accept and am looking forward to the consultation!!"

(via politico)


Straight Celebs Kiss to Fight Homophobia in German GQ: VIDEO

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A new campaign called "mundpropaganda" ("word of mouth") has been launched by German GQ featuring straight German celebrities locking lips in the name of fighting homophobia. The campaign appears in the magazine's January issue.

Some of the couples featured are actors Ken Duken and Kostya Ullman (above), and Olympic volleyball players Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann (below), along with seven other German celebs.

Check out pianist Johannes Strate and rock musician Jakob Sinn (of the band Revolverheld) along with a behind-the-scenes video, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Jake Gyllenhaal and His Magnificent Beard Grace 'GQ Style' Germany: PHOTOS

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One more shot by Mark Seliger of Gyllenhaal in his bearded perfection, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ricky Martin: 'I Used to Bully People Who I Knew Were Gay' — VIDEO

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Ricky Martin appears on the cover of this month's GQ Australia, and reveals in the magazine that being Roman Catholic, and in the closet, caused him to act out and bully gay people.

Said Martin:

"I was very angry, very rebellious. I used to look at gay men and think, I'm not like that, I don't want to be like that, that's not me. I was ashamed. When you're told you're wrong by everyone, from society, from your faith — my self-esteem was crushed. I took my anger out on those around me....I look back now and realise I would bully people who I knew were gay. I internalised homophobia," he added. "To realise that was confronting to me. I wanted to get away from that."

See three more shots from the issue and his newly-released video "Come With Me",
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