Michael Sam announced his engagement to longtime boyfriend Vito Cammisano, which he says took place in early January while they were vacationing in Italy.
Rumors of their engagement had swirled earlier this month, but this is the first public confirmation of their impending marriage. When contacted earlier this month by BuzzFeed News, Sam's father, Sam Sr., said his son hadn't delivered the news.
Sam and Cammisano met while in school at Mizzou. He appeared on ESPN during the highly emotional moment when Sam became the first out gay player to be drafted to the NFL.
Lindsey Adler is a sports reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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