In 1980, he made headlines for refusing to answer a Senate committee’s questions about mob crimes in Kansas City, Mo.
Jerry Cammisano was sentenced to 14 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $201,137, according to records.
Meanwhile, Sam’s leap to the NFL was hailed by President Obama major sports breakthrough and praised by LGBT groups.
But Miami Dolphins player Don Jones was paying the price for calling the kiss between Sam and Cammisano “horrible” on Twitter.
The main squeeze of openly gay NFL player Michael Sam comes from a family of Midwest mobsters.
Vito Cammisano, the hunky 23-year-old former collegiate swimmer, is the grandson of the late Mafia boss William (Willie the Rat) Cammisano.