A former Missouri teammate of St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam says that he has changed from the time he knew him in college.
Pittsburgh Steelers undrafted tight end Eric Waters said he watched ESPN's “Outside the Lines” interview when Sam came out as gay and was surprised by the way Sam was carrying himself.
Sam was eventually drafted in the seventh round of the NFL draft.
“He is a nice guy, but I will say the truth: A little bit of him has changed,” Waters said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It is really not my situation to speculate at this point, but he is not the same Michael Sam anymore.”
Waters and Sam were roommates at Missouri and Waters says the two don't speak anymore.
“I don't know if that is because he is more focused on the fame and the opportunity he has now or whatever,” Waters said. “Like I tell everybody else, I don't care about your sexual preference or if you are black or white or freaking purple. As long as you can play football, that's all that matters."
Waters went undrafted after only playing in four games and catching eight passes last season.
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