Michael Sam Faces Press for First Time After Coming Out

Expected NFL draft pick focuses on the game of football, not his sexuality.
3:00 | 02/22/14

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another American athlete. Michael Sam. The all American defensive end who could make history as America's first openly gay NFL player. Now meeting with the very team that is could choose him. Ryan smith now. Reporter: Today the NFL combine. Football show cased for promising prospects. Michael Sam ready to focus on football. I just wish you guys will see me as Michael Sam the football player instead of the gay football player. Reporter: Speaking out for the first time since his interview with ESPN's Chris Connelly, Sam said he knew he did the right thing. I didn't have doubts. I wanted to get my story out there. Reporter: So far he's gotten support from teammates like l'damien Washington. When asked if he could do what Sam did, he said, oh, no, that tux some guts. He more man than me. I love my fans. What they did this past weekend was amazing. I wanted to cry, but I'm like, I'm a man. Reporter: Sam says he ready for the road ahead. I have been in locker rooms with all slurs have been said. I think a little naive and uneducated. As time goes on, everyone will adapt. Reporter: In meeting so far with NFL teams, the focus, only on the game. Today he has no regrets about his decision. I think I did it on my time, on my terms. Reporter: Brian smith, ABC news, New York.

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