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Michael Sam I Wish I Didn't Get Drafted

11/20/2015 11:12 AM PST

Michael Sam -- I Wish I Didn't Get Drafted

Michael Sam says he appreciated the way he was treated in St. Louis -- but says being drafted by the Rams was the WORST thing for his NFL career.  

Sam just appeared on the "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" and was asked if he regretted coming out before the NFL Draft ... his answer is very interesting. 

Of course, Sam made history becoming the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team -- but says the historical milestone put him in a really bad spot.   

Sam says the Rams accepted him as a person -- inviting him to hang at their homes and with their families -- but he knew he didn't have a shot at making the team because they were already stacked on the defensive line. 

Instead, Sam says he wishes he was NOT drafted -- so he could've handpicked a team that needed his skill set.  

If that had happened, Sam says he truly believes he would still be playing in the NFL. 

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