Meet Michael Sam’s Motivator And Unofficial Coach

By Rachel Wold

That would be Howard Bragman, who has worked with other athletes and celebrities giving them the nudge and support they need to come out. Coached by Bragman, Sam turned down an invite by the President to dine at the White House. The message; Sam wants to be focused on as an athlete, not as someone who needs special handling.

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