Poor Michael Sam! On Oct. 21, the pro-baller — who made history back in February, 2014 for being the first openly gay NFL player — was cut from the Dallas Cowboy’s practice squad and replaced by linebacker, Troy Davis.
So sad. On Oct. 21, Michael Sam, 24, was cut from the Dallas Cowboy’s practice team, just one month after he signed with the team on Sept. 3. Michael thanked the Cowboy’s for the opportunity in a series of emotional and inspirational tweets tellings his fans that he will, “continue to fight.”
Michael Sam Cut From Dallas Cowboy’s Practice Team
Poor Michael. Just one month after signing with the Dallas Cowboy’s the player has been let go. According to ESPN, the team has now signed linebacker Troy Davis.
After he was cut, Michael tweeted several messages revealing that he is definitely not done playing football. He said, “I want to thank the Jones family and the entire Cowboys organization for this opportunity, as well as my friends, family, teammates, and fans for their support,” he wrote.
“While this is disappointing, I will take the lessons I learned here in Dallas and continue to fight for an opportunity to prove that I can play every Sunday.” It sounds like we have not seen Michael play for the last time!
The site reports that just last week, Coach Jason Garrett and defensive coordinator, Rob Marinelli were praising Sam for his hard work and dedication.
They said that he, “Comes to work every day and practices hard. One of 10 practice roster guys that we have, so he’s working on his skills, trying to develop, but also doing a lot of other things,” Coach Garrett said. “Playing offense, defense, playing the kicking game, that’s what a lot of those guys do.”
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, before Michael was picked up by the Cowboy’s, the Rams had cut him from their team on Aug. 30.
Michael kept a positive attitude and tweeted his thanks to the orgnaization. He said, “I want to thank the entire Rams organization and the city of St. Louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity and allowing me to show I can play at this level. I look forward to continuing to build on the progress I made here toward a long and successful career,” he wrote. “The most worthwhile things in life rarely come easy, this is a lesson I’ve always known. The journey continues.”
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— Caitlin Beck