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Michael Sam — The First Openly Gay Player In Professional Football — Is Leaving The Game, Citing Mental Health Reasons

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This is too bad, but we hope he gets the help he needs!

Michael Sam, who made history last year as the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, is now calling it quits on pursuing a football career — at least for now.

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The 25-year-old announced the news on Twitter on Friday afternoon, writing a series of tweets explaining his decision (below):

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Michael Sam Breaks Up With Fiancé Vito Cammisano Six Months After Their Engagement!

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Michael Sam has called off his engagement!

Ugh. Today is basically the WORST day ever for couples.

Just six months after their engagement, former NFL player Michael Sam has reportedly called of his engagement to his boyfriend Vito Cammisano!

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While there's no exact reason for the split, sources close to the couple say they've apparently been on the rocks for the MONTHS despite tons of lovey dovey pics on Instagram that would suggest otherwise!

The couple first gained attention when they shared a smooch for the whole world to see after Michael became the first openly gay player to be drafted into the league!

The timing is a bit odd as Michael was noticeably absent from his new CFL team's training camp for almost a month, saying he had to leave for personal reasons!

Sounds like we finally know why!

[Image via Instagram.]

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Michael Sam Put On Suspended List By His CFL Team — Could This Be The End Of His Football Career?! Details HERE!

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We hope he comes back!

Michael Sam, who left his team in Montreal for "personal reasons," on Friday, has officially be placed on the suspended list by the CFL team the Montreal Alouettes.

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After Sam asked special permission so that he could leave training camp and return home last week, Jim Popp, the Alouettes' general manager said of the decision:

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NFL & Dancing With The Stars Alum Michael Sam Signs With Another Football Team And We've Got The Scoop Here!

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Michael Sam will be playing professional football in Canada this season!

NFL pioneer and Dancing With The Stars alum Michael Sam is back on the gridiron, and this time, he's going to Canada to play!

Friday morning, news broke that Sam had signed with the Montreal Alouettes, a professional team in the Canadian Football League. Yay!!!

Sam said of the signing:

"I am very excited and proud to join the Montreal Alouettes and want to thank team Owner Robert Wetenhall, General Manager Jim Popp and Head Coach Tom Higgins for this opportunity. I cannot wait to put on the pads, get back on the field and work hard each and every day with my teammates to bring a Grey Cup to the great fans here in Montreal."

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The former Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year while in college at the University of Missouri will be a big boost to the team in Montreal, according to Popp:

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Dancing With The Stars Recap: This Week's Elimination May Surprise You!

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The competition on Dancing With The Stars has only been getting tougher, which means it's time for some hard eliminations.

This week, the celebs and their partners danced to a song that was representative of their most memorable year ever! Since there's a wide range of people on the show, from entertainers to athletes, the songs were all unique, and amazing!

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But let's get the hard part out of the way and reveal who didn't make the cut this week…

SPOILER ALERT!

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Openly Gay Football Player Michael Sam Drops Bomb: 'I Am Not The Only Gay Person In The NFL'

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Michael Sam was the first openly gay football player to be selected in the NFL draft.

That is a huge milestone for the concussion-causing, overly macho sport.

But Sam isn't the only one, according to him! He said:

"I am not the only gay person in the NFL. I'm just saying there is a lot of us. I respect the players that did reach out to me and had the courage to tell me that they were also gay, but they do not have the same courage as I do to come out before I even played a down in the NFL.

Was it a risky move? Yes. But at that moment, the reason why I came out is I thought it wasn't going to be a big deal. Maybe I was naive. Maybe I thought it was 2014, and people will understand that there's gay NFL players. There's gay athletes everywhere. But I was clearly wrong. It was a huge deal.

The players who have reached out to me and told me about their sexual orientation, it just means a lot. But I will never say anything about who they are, what teams they are [on]. I'm just saying there's some famous people, and I'm not the only one."

That's incredible!!

It'd make sense to assume that obviously there'd be a percentage of gay men playing in the NFL but "some famous" players??

Sam makes it seem like even he was shocked at how many players reached out to him.

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We hope others can follow his example. It's time to swing wide the closet doors in professional sports and let the fab out!!

It's 2015 people. The time for equality for all is now. Thank goodness for people like Michael, who are willing to take that first, crucial step!

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