Our thoughts are with Michael Sam!
The football star — and first openly gay player in both the NFL and the Canadian Football League — has left his team in Montreal for "personal reasons," with nobody giving any more comment about the situation.
[ Related: Sam Wasn't The Only Gay Player In The NFL! ]
The Montreal Alouettes released a statement regarding his departure:
The Montreal Alouettes organization would like to clarify the situation surrounding international defensive end Michael Sam. Friday morning, Michael asked the team for special permission to leave training camp and return home for personal reasons.
Out of respect for Michael Sam, the nature of this decision will remain confidential.
The Montreal Alouettes fully respect Michael Sam's decision and we rally around him to offer all the support needed. The team has left the door open and Michael is welcome to come back whenever he feels ready.
Obviously, not much info there.
Rick Moffat, a Canadian sports radio host, had more insight into Sam's situation, telling others on Twitter:
And, Sam is still listed on the roster with the team, which played a preseason football game on Saturday evening:
Whatever is going on with him, our thoughts are with Michael and we hope to see him on a football field continuing to make history again very soon!
[Image via WENN.]
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