Awww, the celebrated gay football player who shoved his gayness down America’s throat got cut a second time in his first season. I wonder if the Cowboys will be sued for ‘homo-football-phobia’? Check it out.
The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, another setback as the NFL’s first ever openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.
Sam spent seven weeks with the Cowboys after signing to their practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after he was among the final cuts by the St. Louis Rams at the end of the preseason.
‘I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday,’ the 24-year-old tweeted Tuesday afternoon after a gracious acknowledgement of the news.
‘I want to thank the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for this opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, and fans for their support.’
The Rams drafted the former SEC defensive player of the year from Missouri late in the seventh round in May. He was pick No. 249 out of 256. Sam had three sacks in the preseason with St. Louis playing mostly against second- and third-stringers.
The Cowboys are among the league’s worst in sacks but have been getting solid production with a rotation in the front four of a defense exceeding expectations.
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