Michael Sam has not yet given up his dream of playing in the NFL.
The first openly gay man to ever be drafted by an NFL team told his nearly 250,000 Twitter followers this week: ‘I’m going to give it one more shot.’
So far the league has done nothing but break Sam’s heart. He was cut from the St. Louis Rams after playing the pre-season for the team in 2014 then picked up by the Dallas Cowboys for its practice squad only to be cut a month later.
Last summer, the defensive end was signed to a two-year deal by the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes.
But during training camp, the former University of Missouri star left for two-weeks to deal with ‘personal matters.’ He sat out the teams’ first five games then played in just one game before quitting the team saying he was concerned with his mental health after the stress of the previous 12 months.
Outsports editor Cyd Zeigler wrote at the time: ‘No one can fully understand what Sam has been through.’
Same was scolded by another Twitter follower this week whom said he used ‘poor judgement’ in leaving the team in Montreal and that ‘this will follow you,’ Sam responded with a one word reply: ‘Maybe.’