Michael Sam RUMORS & NEWS

  • Michael Sam fires his agent, plans on making NFL return in 2016

    CBS Sports "The last time we heard from Michael Sam was in mid-August when the former SEC Defensive Player of the Year announced he was going to step away from football for a little bit. At the time, Sam had been playing on and off in the CFL for about three months. Sam, who was the first openly gay..." September 25

  • Michael Sam stepping away from football

    TSN "Montreal Alouettes defensive end Michael Sam is stepping away from football, one week after becoming the first openly gay athlete to play in a professional football game. Sam took to Twitter on Friday to announce his decision, citing his mental health as a concern. ' He missed the Alouettes'..." August 15

  • Michael Sam admits he was nervous during CFL debut

    Sporting News "Michael Sam is no stranger to foreign, uncomfortable situations. But during his debut with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes on Friday that resulted in a 26-23 loss to the Ottawa Redblacks, he felt the nerves. "I'm not going to lie, there were some big jitters out there and I was nervous when I..." August 08

  • Michael Sam heads to CFL, signs with Montreal Alouettes

    CBS Sports "Michael Sam said he was confident he would be playing football this year. On Friday, he signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Allouettes of the CFL. CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora first reported Sam's signing. The 25-year-old shared joint SEC Defensive Player of the Year..." May 23

  • Michael Sam: ‘I’m not the only gay person in the NFL’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Michael Sam made history in becoming the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL. But he insists he does not stand alone. Sam declined to estimate how many gay athletes play in the NFL. But he said Thursday that several players contacted him after the St. Louis Rams made Sam a..." March 27

  • Report: Michael Sam Was ‘Flat-Out Horrible’ At NFL Veteran’s Combine

    NESN "Michael Sam’s dream of playing in professional football still is alive. But it appears the road back to an NFL roster will be a difficult one. The 25-year-old defensive end out of Missouri participated in this weekend’s veteran combine — along with older free agents such as Michael Bush and..." March 25

  • Michael Sam -- I Just Signed!!! With 'Dancing with the Stars'

    TMZ "Michael Sam will be competing in March, not on the football field, but on the "Dancing with the Stars" hardwood ... TMZ Sports has learned. Michael -- the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL -- will be part of Season 20, which fires up next month. " February 24

  • Michael Sam doesn't believe being gay is keeping him out of the NFL

    SB Nation "Michael Sam isn't on an NFL roster right now and hasn't been on one since he was waived by the Dallas Cowboys in October, but the defensive end isn't giving up on his football dreams just yet. In a Monday Morning Quarterback column written by Sam for Sports Illustrated, he said he's confident he..." February 18

  • Report: Cardinals could explore signing Michael Sam

    The Score "The Arizona Cardinals plan to examine the possibility of signing pass-rusher Michael Sam in the coming weeks, according to Cyd Zeigler of OutSports.com. Zeigler said Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians revealed his team will take a close look at Sam - who has been out of the NFL since the Dallas..." February 10

  • Michael Sam says gay players in the NFL have reached out to him

    Larry Brown Sports "Michael Sam was the first openly gay player to be drafted to an NFL team, with “openly” being the key word. Several current and former NFL players have revealed that they have played alongside gay teammates, and Sam reiterated that during his lengthy interview with Oprah Winfrey that will air on..." December 23

  • Oprah Winfrey -- Back in Business with Michael Sam

    TMZ "Oprah Winfrey hasn't written off Michael Sam after all ... with her OWN Network announcing they will air a 90-minute special on the football star later this month ... plus a sit-down interview. Initially, Sam was reportedly supposed to be a part a docu-series -- just like the network did with..." December 11

  • Michael Sam -- I'm Not in the NFL ... Because I'm Gay

    TMZ "Michael Sam believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay -- telling TMZ Sports he strongly believes he's got the talent to play in the league. Sam was at LAX this morning when he was asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual..." December 04

  • Michael Sam discusses horrible childhood in GQ Magazine

    Sporting News "It's no secret that Michael Sam doesn't have the best relationship with certain members of his family. He's now opening up more and more about what he went through growing up. In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Sam had this to say about his brothers. I still got beat up a lot. We called..." November 21

  • Lack of interest in Michael Sam a good thing

    USA Today "Michael Sam doesn't want to talk. It's nothing personal. It's just that the obsession with his sexual orientation, the suggestion that the FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER IN THE NFL would be a "distraction" in the locker room, that was dealt with when he was in training camp with the St. Louis Rams...." October 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Quick football tidbit: If #Rams wanted to sign Michael Sam, they can by Mon. Then Rams play Cowboys that week, so can’t sign him until after

  • Sam lands on practice squad for Cowboys

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Cowboys have signed Michael Sam, who is seeking to become the first openly gay athlete to play in the NFL, to their practice squad. Cowboys coach Jason Garrett announced the signing Wednesday morning during a news conference, saying that adding Sam is "a good move for our football..." September 03

  • Micheal Sam & The Cowboys: Forget The Publicity, This Is About Football

    Blogging The Boys "There are a lot of people who have made their minds about what they think of the reports that Michael Sam is going to be signed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad, pending the results of his physical. Some of them are convinced that this is latest sign of the coming apocalypse, while others feel..." September 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Source: #Cowboys are doing research and due diligence into the plan of signing DE Michael Sam to their practice squad.

  • How ESPN erred in its report on Michael Sam's showering habits

    SI "After viewing and re-viewing Josina Anderson’s report last Tuesday about Michael Sam’s showering habits -- a report that produced apologies from multiple ESPN staffers including a non-apology apology from Anderson and a flood of bad press for the network -- I kept thinking about the following..." September 02

  • Fisher angry over ESPN report on Sam's 'showering habits'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Rams coach Jeff Fisher remains angry over an ESPN report that dealt in part with the "showering habits" of defensive end Michael Sam by ESPN reporter Josina Anderson. "I'm extremely disappointed in her piece," Fisher told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday, not long before the team boarded buses..." August 27

  • Sam still fighting for a roster spot as Rams inch closer to final cuts

    Fox Sports Midwest "As seniors at Missouri a year ago, E.J. Gaines and Michael Sam worried mostly about how they would lead a defense expected to struggle once again in the mighty SEC. This fall, they've been fighting for roster spots with the St. Louis Rams, and Gaines looks to be in good shape to not only make..." August 26

  • ESPN Is Apparently Tracking Michael Sam's Showering Habits

    Boston Globe "St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay draftee in the NFL, may or may not survive the cuts this week when the team whittles down to 53 players, but ESPN is already onto more pressing matters. Namely, trying to track where Sam is while his teammates are taking a shower. " August 26

  • Michael Sam reacts to fan's crazy bet over Manziel sack

    USA Today "Michael Sam recorded two sacks against Cleveland Browns Saturday night in a 33-14 win, and his hit on Browns rookie Johnny Manziel cost one fan some money. Twitter user @squareknight bet that if Sam could sack Manziel, he’d buy drinks for the entire planet (a lofty promise). His original tweet..." August 25

  • Michael Sam's boyfriend Vito Cammisano comes from line of Midwest mobsters

    New York Daily News "The main squeeze of openly gay NFL player Michael Sam comes from a family of Midwest mobsters. Vito Cammisano, the hunky 23-year-old former collegiate swimmer, is the grandson of the late Mafia boss William (Willie the Rat) Cammisano. His father, Gerlarmo (Jerry) Cammisano, 60, followed in..." May 14

  • Michael Sam lets his workout do the talking

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "On the advice of his publicist, defensive end Michael Sam wasn’t talking Thursday. But plenty of others were talking about him following the University of Missouri pro day. “He’s not a guy that’s gonna wow you with his drills,” said now-former Mizzou teammate L’Damian Washington. “But you put..." March 22

  • Michael Sam's dad changes tune over son's homosexuality

    Fox Sports "Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay has been met with mostly positive responses. However, after initially saying he was proud of his son, the father of the former University of Missouri star had some critical comments in an interview with The New York Times. According to the Times,..." February 12

  • Michael Sam, defensive star of Missouri Tigers, announces he is gay

    Kansas City Star "University of Missouri senior defensive end Michael Sam on Sunday became the most prominent, and apparently the first, active male athlete on the major U.S. sports scene to publicly disclose that he’s gay. His declaration to two national media outlets Sunday night was a bold contradiction of..." February 09