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Michael Sam plays in first CFL game

Michael Sam plays in first CFL game

Michael Sam after his final game at University of Missouri

Yesterday, 7 August, Michael Sam become the first out player to participate in a Canadian Football League game. The defensive end for the Montreal Alouettes had no tackles in the 26-23 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks.

‘I was focusing on my assignments, actually,’ Sam said, according to ESPN, when asked about the impotence of the moment before kickoff. ‘I’m not going to lie, there were some big jitters out there, and I was nervous when I first got on the field. I didn’t get any opportunities to make many plays. I had some good pass rushes, I thought, but close enough is not a sack.’

In 2014 the University of Missouri graduate was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, a National Football League team, in the seventh round. He was cut but picked up by the Dallas Cowboys as a practice squad player. He never made it to the team’s full roster.

Earlier this summer, the Alouettes signed the defensive end to a two-year deal. During training camp, he left for two-weeks to deal with ‘personal matters.’ He sat out the teams’ first five games.

Sam has split up with longterm boyfriend and fiancé Vito Cammisano.