I totally support Michael Sam and I am rooting for him to catch a break in the NFL. That being said, I think he made a huge error in judgement by coming out BEFORE the draft and before he even made a team's final roster. Making his sexuality THE story rather than his talent, in my opinion, took the attention away from his talent and put it on his sexuality which was unfortunate. However, what did he expect? To make matters worse, when he was finally drafted, the whole kissing and cake in the face broadcasted across ESPN was, in MY opinion, just way too much too soon, before he had even made his way to a training camp. Again, making it all about his sexuality, thereby putting his "talent" in the backseat, was a mistake. Then Oprah steps in with the announcement that Sam has agreed to film a reality show of the whole spectacle --- this before it had ever even been cleared with the team. All of this added up to an utter mess that distracted from what should have been Michael Sam's sole purpose -- making an NFL team's final roster. Once that happened, he would have been in a far more powerful position to speak his truth. I'd bet that, in hindsight, he would probably play this whole thing a whole lot differently than he did. I do not believe for a second that he is not in the NFL because he isn't good enough. I think it has everything to do with the fact that he created a distraction that (much like what happened with Tim Tebow) was just bigger than a team was ready to deal with at the time. Oh well, I can still root for him on "Dancing With The Stars" --- he's doing great!