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Michael Sam returns to CFL team

Michael Sam returns to CFL team

During his two weeks' absence, Michael Sam said he 'resolved personal matters'

Michael Sam has returned to pro football.

After a mysterious two-week absence, Sam returned to the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes on Monday.

‘I was always coming back,’ he told the media after practice. ‘I had to deal with personal matters. That’s all taken care of and now I’m back.’

Sam said he continued to train during the two weeks he was home in Dallas and ‘never got out of shape.’

But Coach Tom Higgins seems to have a different opinion on Sam’s fitness.

‘He needs to one, first get in shape,’ Higgens told reporters. ‘Go to practice after practice all the time. … He knows he needs to work hard to get into shape. He’s here to practice and to earn the trust of his teammates. So far, so good.’

As the first openly gay player to ever be drafted by an NFL team, anything Sam does is under a spotlight. He was cut last year by the St. Louis Rams then later the Dallas Cowboys and never played in a regular season NFL game.

His absence from the team and vague explanation have led to reports of trouble in Sam’s relationship with college sweetheart Vito Cammisano to whom he became engaged last year.

Cammisano launched a new video blog this week and TMZ reports he is not wearing his engagement ring in it.