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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 Has Left His Canadian Football Team, And No One Is Quite Sure Why — Read The Team's Statement HERE!

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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.

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The Montreal Alouettes released a statement regarding his departure:

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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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