Footage of NFL hopeful Michael Sam dancing topless in a Missouri gay bar showing off his best moves has emerged in the week he dramatically came out to the nation ahead of the draft.
Sam, 23, was videoed at the SoCo nightclub in Columbia in October – just a few months after he had told all his Mizzou team mates he was gay and received their overwhelming support.
In the footage, Sam dances along to Michael Jackson’s Rock With You alongside a group of excited looking women, who all seem to be enjoying themselves.
However, shirts are required at the popular club and sources told TMZ, who obtained the video, security approached a laughing Sam and asked him to cover up – which he did.
Indeed, this week has been one of celebration for Sam after his proud father, Michael Sam Sr. said he has no doubt his boy is capable of weathering any criticism he might face, adding that from an early age Michael ‘wanted to make something of himself’.
Sam Sr has joined a chorus of support for the brave decision made by the defensive linesman, who could become the first openly homosexual NFL player if he is selected for the league later this year.