Michael Sam back at Mizzou, still hopeful for NFL career

3 years 3 weeks 3 days ago Friday, September 25 2015 Sep 25, 2015 Friday, September 25, 2015 12:31:00 PM CDT September 25, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - Michael Sam is back in Missouri, working on a master's degree and still hopeful for a career in the NFL.

Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by the league, says his life has been a "roller coaster" since the St. Louis Rams picked him in the seventh round last year. The defensive end from Missouri was cut by the Rams and spent part of last season on the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad before being released.

He signed with the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes this summer, but quit in August, tweeting that he was worried about his mental health.

He is considering a career in broadcasting but also hopes to be back in football in 2016.

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