Michael Sam Leaves Montreal Alouettes Training Camp For ‘Personal Reasons’

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Michael Sam is pursuing a professional football career north of the border, but his tenure with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes already has hit a snag.

The 25-year-old defensive end left Alouettes training camp Friday morning due to “personal reasons,” the team announced in a statement.

Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, was selected in the seventh round last year by the St. Louis Rams but was cut before the start of the regular season. He then joined the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad in September but was waived less than two months later.

Unable to latch on with an NFL team after participating in the league’s veterans combine, Sam signed a two-year contract with Montreal last month.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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