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CONGRATS! Michael Sam just got engaged to boyfriend Vito Cammisano

Joseph McCormick January 9, 2015

Out gay NFL player Michael Sam and his boyfriend Vito Cammisano have got engaged.

Page Six reports that the couple go engaged whilst on a romantic break in Europe, as a friend of Cammisano posted a message congratulating the pair. It is unclear who asked who.

The couple met at the University of Missouri and caused a stir when they kissed during the NFL draft.

Sam – who has had brief spells with the St Louis Rams and the Dallas Cowboys – made history as the first openly gay NFL player, though he is yet to play an on-season game.

He was drafted to the Rams in May this year, before being cut in August – and subsequently spent less than two months on the Cowboys practice team before being cut again in October.

In an interview aired in December, Sam told Oprah Winfrey that his bullies called him a “fag… because I was different.”

He said his brothers would “abuse me daily”, saying “They called me a lot of things. They called me a fag. They called me gay. They called me anything you could think of — just to hurt me.”

Sam had initially made plans for an Oprah documentary while playing for the Rams in May, but it was postponed to allow him to concentrate on his playing career.

However, the documentary and an exclusive interview can air this month now he is a free agent, and not signed to a particular team.

In the interview with Oprah Winfrey, he also revealed that a number of players who remain in the closet had been in touch with him.

More: engaged, michael sam, US, Vito cammisano

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