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Openly gay footballer Michael Sam to make Alouettes debut

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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The Alouettes play Saturday in Calgary, and coach Tom Higgins says the defensive end could compete in any of the five games in August. ...

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One year after Michael Sam was drafted, has anything changed?

Monday, May 11, 2015
Defensive End Michael Sam, from Missouri, runs through a drill during the NFL Super Regional Combine football workout, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz.
One year ago, Michael Sam was supposed to change the world. Actually, that's not a fair statement. Sam did, in fact, change the world. Or at least send notice that our world was changing. ...

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Michael Sam among 105 ‘vets’ eyeing that elusive spot in the NFL

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Defensive End Michael Sam, from Missouri, runs through a drill during the NFL Super Regional Combine football workout, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz.
The strain and sweat on their faces showed just how much one more chance in the NFL means to Michael Sam and 104 others. ...

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One year later, has Michael Sam been frozen out of the NFL?

Sunday, February 8, 2015
A year ago today Michael Sam came out publicly to a tsunami of support. Yet comments from NFL executives foretold his next 12 months as he struggled to latch onto a team as an openly gay man. Now he's fighting ...

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Michael Sam: The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL has no regrets

Sunday, December 28, 2014
Former Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam walking on the field before the first half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 7, 2014. Sam said in a TV documentary that aired Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014, that coming out as gay was the right thing to do, although he'd have preferred the news come out after he informed the team that drafted him.
Michael Sam says the the reassuring hand of his partner Vito on his shoulder during the wait to get picked in the NFL draft affirmed his decision to reveal his sexual orientation to the nation. ...

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Michael Sam says he heard from other gay NFL players after he was drafted

Friday, December 26, 2014
After becoming the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, Michael Sam says he has been contacted by other gay players in the NFL who aren't public. ...

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Michael Sam hints he’s not on an NFL roster because he’s openly gay

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Michael Sam hints that he believes he's not on a NFL roster because of the fact he's openly gay. ...

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Dallas Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Dallas Cowboys Michael Sam, center, talks on the field before the start of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 7, 2014.
IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam was signed ...

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The NFL is still not ready for an openly gay player

Friday, September 5, 2014
Dallas Cowboys practice squad player defensive end Michael Sam smiles as he speaks to reporters after team practice at the team's headquarters Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Irving, Texas.
If history is any guide, Michael Sam should be getting ready for his first NFL game. Instead, he's stuck on the practice squad with the Dallas Cowboys. The league, it would seem, isn't quite ready for its first openly gay ...

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GOP lobbyist who wants to ban gays from NFL plans Dallas Cowboys protest

Thursday, September 4, 2014
DALLAS -- The Republican lobbyist behind the campaign to ban openly gay football players from joining the NFL, says thousands of right-wing Christians will demonstrate Sunday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, to protest the Dallas Cowboys signing ...

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