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  • First Openly Gay NFL Player Reflects on His Experience

    02/08/2017 7:26:04 PM PST · by IMTOFT · 63 replies
    lbany Former NFL player Michael Sam said he always felt like an outsider — the deaths of two older brothers, the bullying he endured by other family members and even his mother's religion, Jehovah's Witness, made him feel apart from his peers. But nothing made him feel more like an outsider than being gay in the NFL. "I had to prove myself, to show that I was one of the guys," said Sam, who spoke Tuesday night as part of Sexuality Month at the University at Albany. "I was cut from the Rams, even though I was in the top...
  • Michael Sam tweets his departure from football, citing mental health

    08/14/2015 8:44:02 PM PDT · by Callahan · 46 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/14/2015 | ESPN News Services
    Michael Sam will step away from professional football, he announced via Twitter on Friday night. Sam, the 25-year-old who began the season with the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, cited a tumultuous past year for leaving football at this time. The Alouettes confirmed in a release that Sam has left the club for "personal reasons" and that he has been added to the team's suspended list. Sam made the announcement in a series of three tweets.
  • Michael Sam away from CFL team for 'personal reasons'

    06/12/2015 7:46:29 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 69 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 6/12/15
    Michael Sam's CFL career has hit a snag. The Alouettes released a statement regarding Sam Friday evening: "The Montreal Alouettes organization would like to clarify the situation surrounding international defensive end Michael Sam. Friday morning, Michael asked the team a special permission to leave training camp and return home for personal reasons. "With all due respect for Michael Sam, the nature of this decision will remain confidential. "The Montreal Alouettes fully respect Michael Sam's decision and rally around him to offer him all time and support needed. The team has left the door open and Michael is welcome to come...
  • Burke: Michael Sam signing with CFL historic moment

    05/26/2015 6:06:42 PM PDT · by Salman · 44 replies
    AP ^ | May. 26, 2015 | AP
    CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Brian Burke believes the Montreal Alouettes signing of Michael Sam is a tipping point in professional sports. The Calgary Flames president of hockey operations, who co-founded You Can Play in memory of his late son, says the arrival of the openly gay player in the CFL will be a watershed moment. "I think it's huge," Burke told The Canadian Press on Tuesday. "To me, this is one of those 20, 30, 40 years from now, people will look back and say 'remember when Michael Sam signed with the Alouettes?' "We know we have gay athletes in...
  • Michael Sam in, Tim Tebow, Vince Young out at 1st-ever veteran combine

    03/15/2015 4:43:46 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 58 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 12, 2015 | John Breech
    Tim Tebow finally knows how to throw spiral, but he won't get to show off his new skill at the NFL's first-ever veteran combine on March 22 -- because he wasn't invited. The NFL released a list of players who have been invited to the combine on Wednesday and Tebow's name was nowhere to be found ... Although Tebow won't be in attendance at the combine, Michael Sam will be there ...
  • Former NFL football player Michael Sam 'to join Dancing With The Stars season 20'

    02/24/2015 3:56:17 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 67 replies
    Dail Mail via Drudge ^ | 2/24/15 | Jennifer Pearson
    Michael Sam gained overnight fame by becoming the first openly gay football player to be drafted into the NFL. Now the 25-year-old Texan will show off his soft shoe by joining the celebrity contenders on season 20 of Dancing With The Stars, according to TMZ.
  • I’ve Been Through the Innerwebz on a Post with No Name (Ann Barnhardt)

    01/27/2015 2:08:19 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Barnhardt.biz ^ | January 23, 2015 | Ann Barnhardt
    1.  The aberrosexual NFL washout Michael Sam “proposed” to the guy whose body he uses for masturbatory friction on the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome – exactly, directly over the tomb of St. Peter.  Because there was no other place on the surface of the earth that these shameless sodomites could have mocked and aped the sacrament of marriage.  They had to do it whilst LITERALLY dancing on the grave of St. Peter. Folks, the objective of these people and their satanic agenda is not, never has been, and never will be a “peaceful co-existence”.  The order of progression,...
  • Michael Sam engaged; proposed to boyfriend in Vatican City

    01/17/2015 9:10:10 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 85 replies
    Fox2now.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Kevin S. Held
    VATICAN CITY – Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, got engaged to boyfriend Vito Cammisano last week while on vacation in Italy. Popular entertainment and gossip site TMZ mentioned the news on January 8, but Michael Sam kept silent on social media until January 16, when he tweeted out the following photo: Sam popped the question atop St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.
  • Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL player, engaged to boyfriend: report

    01/09/2015 3:33:40 AM PST · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 8, 2015
    Michael Sam is officially off the market. Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, is engaged to his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, according to a TMZ report.
  • Michael Sam: I'm Not in the NFL Because I'm Gay

    12/03/2014 11:09:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    TMZ Sports ^ | December 3, 2104 | Staff
    Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual orientation ... or if it has to do with the level of talent he faced after college. "I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year ... so I don't think it had to do with talent."
  • Michael Sam: I never wanted to come out the way I did

    11/24/2014 9:43:45 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post (through GQ Magazine) ^ | November 24, 2014 | Stephanie Smith
    Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, would have preferred not to come out the way he did before the NFL draft last year. “If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did, never would have told it the way I did,” says Sam, a former all-star at the University of Missouri, in GQ’s latest issue.
  • Deion Sanders on Michael Sam: Gay ‘Could Be’ a Choice – ‘The God I Know Don’t Make Mistakes’

    11/08/2014 7:38:12 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 33 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/07/2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    When questioned about openly homosexual football player Michael Sam, Pro Football Hall of Famer and CBS Sports analyst Deion Sanders said that gay “could be” a choice and added that, “The God I know don’t make mistakes.” In a Nov. 7 interview preview on ORA.tv, an online program, host Larry King asked Sanders what he thought about Michael Sam, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams and later released, and then picked for the Dallas Cowboys practice squad and not long thereafter also released. Sanders, who is also a commentator for the NFL Network, said, “You know what, I...
  • Michael Sam's NFL snub already at historic level

    11/04/2014 3:52:39 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    SB Nation Outsports ^ | November 4, 2014 | Cyd Zeigler
    ... With every week that passes featuring mediocre players taking the field for NFL teams, and various clubs showing no ability to stop the pass, the reasoning for the NFL's collective snub of Sam becomes more and more clear: Michael Sam is not on an active roster today because he is openly gay...
  • Cowboys Waive Michael Sam From Practice Squad

    10/21/2014 1:31:53 PM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 104 replies
    IRVING, Texas – The Cowboys have decided to waive defensive end Michael Sam. The practice squad player who joined the team on Sept. 3, spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-man squad and never made it to the 53-man roster. Sam, the first openly-gay player in the NFL, was a seventh-round draft pick of the Rams.
  • Jerry Jones blind to enemy colors, why fans are turned off by Cowboys (No mention of Michael Sam?)

    09/08/2014 3:37:26 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 127 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7 Sept 2014 | By Dan Wetzel
    ARLINGTON, Texas – The swaths of red, San Francisco 49ers red, spread and leached through the stands at AT&T Stadium. It was all over the end zones. It dominated the third deck and standing room areas. It even scattered through the most expensive club seat sections. Red here. Red there. Red everywhere. It didn't just speak to the traveling might and national appeal of the Niners. It wasn't just about the power of a Super Bowl contender that would cruise to a 28-17 victory that was far more lopsided than the score suggests. It also said plenty about the willingness...
  • Was Michael Sam Cut Because of ‘Homophobia’?

    09/04/2014 11:10:14 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    He was drafted late, seventh round. Homophobia was suggested. Now that he has been cut, homophobia has been blamed,
  • Jerry Jones: Michael Sam ‘Is Not Ready To Go At All’

    09/04/2014 2:15:20 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 39 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 09/04/2014
    IRVING, Texas (CBS St. Louis/AP) — Michael Sam waded through a crowd of reporters and was settling in front of yet another bank of cameras when someone asked if this was what it was like in St. Louis. “The heat?” Sam said, drawing laughter from two dozen or so people surrounding him as he stood in front of a large Dallas Cowboys star on a wall just outside the locker room. No, the latest version of the circus after the league’s first openly gay player signed to the practice squad of America’s Team. He’s unlikely to get into the opener...
  • It's official: Michael Sam is a Dallas Cowboy

    09/03/2014 10:13:36 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 104 replies
    SB Nation via Yahoo ^ | September 3, 2014 | Cyd Zeigler
    Michael Sam signed with the Dallas Cowboys today after passing his physical exam with the team, according to various reports. He will be placed on the team's practice squad. Sam grew up in Galveston, Texas, about four hours south of Dallas. Sam's estranged father lives in the Dallas area.
  • Cowboys to bring in Michael Sam

    09/03/2014 12:38:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    espn ^ | 9/3/14
    Michael Sam is flying into Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical for the Cowboys on Wednesday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. If Sam passes his physical, the Cowboys intend to sign him to their practice squad, the source said.
  • Cowboys to bring in Michael Sam

    09/02/2014 3:09:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 2, 2014
    Michael Sam is flying into Dallas on Tuesday night and will take a physical for the Cowboys on Wednesday, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. If Sam passes his physical, the Cowboys intend to sign him to their practice squad, the source said.