Adios, Michael. Was that much ado about nothing, or what?
Michael Sam is stepping away from professional football.
Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL, has told the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes that he is leaving the team.
‘The last 12 months have been very difficult for me, to the point where I became concerned with my mental health,’ Sam tweeted on Friday. ‘Because of this I am going to step away from the game 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.
He did not play in Montreal’s home loss to Edmonton on Thursday night, with the team citing a sore back. He made his CFL debut the previous week.
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