News Michael Sam is stepping away from pro football.

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  1. Dave Jones

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    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/c...aves-team-for-mental-health-reasons-1.3192180

    Alouettes' Michael Sam leaves team for mental health reasons
    The Associated Press Posted: Aug 14, 2015 7:58 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 14, 2015 8:51 PM ET

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    Michael Sam of the Montreal Alouettes warms up before the first half against the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Friday. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Pre




    Michael Sam is stepping away from pro football.
    Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, has told the CFL's Montreal Alouettes that he is leaving the team.
    He tweeted Friday that he became concerned for his mental health.
    The Alouettes organization confirmed in a press release that Sam has left the club for "personal reasons" and that he has been added to the team's suspended list.
    Sam became the first active pro football player who is openly gay after making his CFL debut for the Als in their loss to the Ottawa Redblacks on Aug. 7. He was used sparingly and only took part in a handful of plays, finishing with no tackles. He didn't dress this week and was put on the injured list when Montreal played the Edmonton Eskimos Thursday night.
    The Texan was a former SEC co-defensive player of the year in his senior season at the University of Missouri. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft, but failed to make their lineup. After a short spell with the Dallas Cowboys on their practice roster, he signed a two-year contract with the Alouettes.
    Sam also missed part of Montreal's training camp to attend personal matters but returned June 29.
    With files from CBC Sports
    © The Associated Press, 2015
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    What's his new career going to be? Fluffing?
     
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    "mental health" is now synomyous with "a shitty football player"
     
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    Hershey Highwayman
     
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    Again? :wtf:
     
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    Perhaps the scouts in the NFL knew what they were talking about when they passed on this guy.
     
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    I believe pro football stepped away from Michael Sam.
     
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    I truly believe there have been many gay players in the NFL who were quietly "out", but knew that being a distraction is what being loudly "out" would mean for the team, so did their team a favor and just lived their life privately, like normal people do.
    It is what it is. If I am gay and a pro athlete, I don't come "out" to the media because I don't think my private life is their business. I let my friends know, but that is that.
    I think this is probably the case in most pro sports. The NFL is just the most likely because there are no less than 1600 men who play NFL football every season

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    Is the CFL really "Pro football"?
     
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    Maybe it's time to admit that gays aren't ready for all this? Give them the spot light and they crumble or sue. What a sad bunch of queens.

    Oh he simply wasn't very good. Not that that mattered to the media.
     
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    Sad if he was tormented to the point it drive him crazy.
     
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    he has just set back gay football players 20 years, who's going to come out after this fiasco? he was a poster boy for dudes who like cock and play football and with all his drama and side stuff who would draft another gay football player, so if your gay and play football stay in the closet for a while longer!
     
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    No Kordell Stewart????
     
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    i bet no one could see this coming.

    who is the cutie in post 16.....wow!