Saturday, August 30, 2014

Michael Sam, first openly gay NFL draft pick, cut by St. Louis Rams


The St. Louis Rams in the National Football League have cut draft prospect Michael Sam, the first openly gay draft pick in the NFL.  The team said that the decision was based strictly on football performance, and there were no tensions with the players.  CBS News has the story here.  Sam had been vying for a position for which there is a lot of competition and not a lot of flexibility.

Sam was said to have a reasonable chance to land a spot with another team.

We expect to see more openly gay players in other sports in the coming years, including MLB.
 
Update:  Sam will get a trial with the Dallas Cowboys.  Attitudes in Texas have changed since I lived there in the 1980s.


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