Michael Sam, the first openly homosexual player to be drafter by the National Football League was released off the Dallas Cowboys practice squad on Tuesday after spending about 7 weeks training with them.
Mr. Sam hasn't made an appearance on a regular NFL game as of yet. Coming out of College, Sam was drafted in the 7th round by the St. Louis Rams but wasn't successful in making their 53-men regular season roster. Despite recording 3 preseason sacks, the Rams also passed on the chance to include Sam on their 10-men practice squad before being signed to the Cowboys own practice squad.
The Dallas Cowboys announced the shocking news on their website, and many homosexuals weren't too pleased by this event. Already, claims of homophobia is being thrown at the Cowboys, which is not surprising. Maybe it's time for them to realize that Sam is simply not good enough at the moment to make it unto a regular NFL roster.
Sam was indeed a College All-American and Co-Defensive player of the year playing in the SEC for the Missouri Tigers, but many have won more prestigious award like the Heisman and still not able to make an NFL roster. That goes to show you that you need much more to cut it in the National Football League.
Unfortunately for Sam, he's not a very good athlete and relies heavily on hustling and a good motor. I doubt that alone can get you at the door.
Nevertheless, there are some rumors that maybe the New York Jets may sign Michael Sam into their 10 men practice squad and could even outright sign him to their active NFL roster.