Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, is on the cover of Out magazine.

An accompanying article titled 'Michael Sam and the Draw That Changed American Sports Forever,' said Sam mistrusts the media and expressed skepticism that his coming out was really an act of courage, as nearly everyone has proclaimed. 

The author notes that Sam, a product of the University of Missouri, was drafted by the St. Louis Rams as the 249th-best player available --, despite having been ranked 70 slots higher prior to coming out.

The 6-foot-1-and-a-half inches former Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, “has been the victim of an apparent double standard, wherein high-profile draftees like Johnny Manziel — white, rich, and straight — are celebrated for racking up endorsements and Instagramming themselves holding fistfuls of cash,” the Out article proclaims. 

To read more: http://www.out.com/entertainment/sports/2014/07/09/michael-sam-and-draw-changed-american-sports-forever