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All NFL Teams Pass on Michael Sam
Posted on Sep 1, 2014
The openly gay NFL hopeful and recipient of this site’s Truthdigger of the Week distinction was cut by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday. No team picked him up during the league’s waiver period.
Sam played with the Rams during the preseason. Coach Jeff Fisher said the outcome was “a football decision” that had nothing to do with Sam’s sexual orientation.
“We mentioned when we signed Michael that it was going to be a tough road,” Fisher told NFL.com. “Those four defensive ends we have on the roster are good, they’re very productive. It’s a strength of our football team. It was a football decision.
“There were no issues, that’s the thing. No issues in the team meeting room, on the field, anyplace.”
The Guardian reports:
Sportswriter Cyd Zeigler, a contributor to Outsports.com, wrote: “All 31 other NFL teams have now passed on Michael Sam for a second time. If he’s not put on a practice squad that will be very, very bad.”
On Saturday, Sam tweeted: “The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I’ve always known. The journey continues.”
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly
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