Columbia Daily Tribune. September 15, Michael Sam Cheered at Missouri Game Halftime Students form a human shield to block protesters from an anti-gay church. Sam said he endured a series of challenges over the last 12 months, and is stepping away from the game for mental health reasons. Viv Anderson looks back at his historic career 29 Nov 29 November Out of high school, Sam was considered a two-star college football recruit by Rivals.
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Manning Brian Sims. However, Lombardi would eventually fire McDonald for showing up late to a meeting, and the back would never play pro ball again. On May 22,Sam signed a two-year contract with Montreal Alouettes of the CFL,   which made him the first openly gay player in the league's history.