Rams Cut Michael Sam From Roster


Rams Cut Michael Sam From Roster

Today, Michael Sam, the first openly gay athlete drafted into the NFL got cut by the St. Louis Rams as the team trimmed its roster ahead of the start of the 2014 season.

CelebNMusisc247.com previously reported on Sam who was waiting to hear if he had made the St. Louis Rams finalized rosters after they trimmed the players down to 53 athletes.

The news emerged on Saturday shortly before the NFL’s 4 p.m. ET at a press conference following the announcement, Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher said that Sam was notified of his release on Saturday.

Michael Sam replied  with a “Thanks for the opportunity.”

Fisher said the decision to release Sam was “a football decision,” and, “I was pulling for him, but it didn’t work out.” Asked about how Sam’s time with the Rams was, Fisher said:

“There was no distraction. Mike fit in very, very well. He was fun to be around. No issues.”


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