Latest Sports Scores

Scoreboard

  • ALL
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • NCAAB
  • NBA
  • 3/27 7:30 PM EDT
    ORL0
    TOR0
  • 3/27 7:30 PM EDT
    DET0
    NY0
  • 3/27 8:00 PM EDT
    CLE0
    SA0
  • 3/27 8:30 PM EDT
    OKC0
    DAL0
  • 3/27 10:30 PM EDT
    MEM0
    SAC0
  • 3/27 10:30 PM EDT
    NO0
    UTA0
  • NHL
  • 3/27 7:00 PM EDT
    FLA0
    BUF0
  • 3/27 7:00 PM EDT
    NSH0
    NYI0
  • 3/27 7:00 PM EDT
    DET0
    CAR0
  • 3/27 7:30 PM EDT
    CHI0
    TB0
  • 3/27 8:00 PM EDT
    ARI0
    STL0
  • 3/27 9:00 PM EDT
    COL0
    CGY0
  • CBK

Dallas Cowboys release openly gay NFL player Michael Sam

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon


By RYAN GORMAN

The Dallas Cowboys have released the NFL's first openly gay football player.

Michael Sam was let go from the Cowboys practice squad Tuesday, the team announced. It marks the second time a team cut ties with him this season.

Sam was originally drafted in the seventh round of this year's NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams and cut before the season. He signed with the Cowboys only weeks later on September 3.

He spent the first seven weeks of the season on the 10-player practice squad without making the team's 53-man roster.

Sam appeared devastated at the Cowboys practice facility, but took to Twitter to thank the team for giving him an opportunity.







Practice squad players often make team rosters. Pittsburgh Steelers superstar James Harrison spent team's 10-man reserve team during the 202 and 2003 seasons and was released three times.

The linebacker was then released by the Baltimore Ravens prior to the 2005 season, re-signed with the Steelers and finally established himself.

The knocks on Harrison were similar to those on Sam: Too small to be a defensive end, too slow to be a linebacker.

It is not clear where Sam, a former Mizzou standout, will play next or if any NFL teams are interested in signing him.

Meet Vito Cammisano, Michael Sam's Boyfriend

Related links:
Harvin not 'perfect,' happy for chance with Jets
'I'm done': World's greatest rugby player quits sport to chase NFL dream
Giants owner jokes about Cowboys getting Ebola
Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners