Michael Sam & Boyfriend Vito Cammisano Begin to Enjoy the Limelight
By Jerry Portwood
Photos by Amit Dadlaney
After Michael Sam became the the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, ESPN captured his emotional reaction and when he gave a big ol' smooch to his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. Of course, everyone wondered who was this mystery man who was locking lips with the 9th Most Powerful LGBT person in America (according to our Power List, anyway).
It turns out, Cammisano and Sam both attended the University of Missouri, where Cammisano was on the swim team from 2009 to 2012, according to Sports Grid. The two Millenials certainly aren't camera shy: Check out this photo of Cammisano in action as a junior. The site also reports that the communications major came out three years ago and graduated in 2013.
After the photo of them kissing was quickly circulated around the world via social media, the two didn't stop. It seems they celebrated the occasion of the NFL draft pick at TAO Nightclub in Las Vegas Saturday night.
According to sources, a group of 10—including his agent and friends—were on hand as Sam was surprised by a presentation from the club and a shout out from DJ Vice. He also spotted Richard Sherman of the NFL champion Seattle Seahawks at a neighboring table the two chatted for a few minutes.
The crowd at TAO later cheered as Sam and Cammisano danced and waved when Vice asked: “Do we have any Rams fans in the house?!” The couple returned to their table where they celebrated the historic day until 3 a.m., according to reliable sources.
Oh, and here's a photo of Cammisano and Sam together. We may need to update our 20 Power Couples You Need to Know list sooner than we thought...
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