Although Michael Sam claims that he has no regrets, he believes he came out of the closet too soon.
Sam appeared on The Dan Patrick Show Friday to talk about what’s next for him. He discussed going back to school to prepare for a post-football career in broadcast journalism. He also talked about the mistakes that he’s made going into his professional football career and his hopes to get back into the NFL.
As The Blaze reports, when Patrick asked if Sam had been given one ‘mulligan’ post-grad, what he’d do differently, Sam replied:
“Maybe that was the wrong time for us to announce that. I will say that. Also, I had a game plan of when I graduated, when I came out on February 9, I wanted to kind of push back that. We came out a little too early for my taste. I wanted to come out after I made an NFL roster. It really wasn’t supposed to be published. It was just supposed to be to the team as I did at University of Missouri… Certain things happened. A lot of media people already knew, and I think we had to push it back earlier than expected.”
Sam had suspicions that someone was about to break his story. Fearing that he’d be outed, he wanted to tell his own story.
“It probably would have been better for me if I didn’t come out. I would be on a roster. That said, I have no regrets whatsoever.”
For the full interview, watch below: