According to New York Daily News, the first openly gay NFL player, Micheal Sam who came out in 2014, but suffered lack luster selections since coming out, has been invited to join the Canadian club Montreal Alouettes who welcomed him with open arms.
During an interview with TMZ last year, Micheal complained that his coming out has somehow hindered him from getting a fair share in the NFL rooster.
The Canadian club General Manager Jim Popps announced the 2 years contract with the following statement.
“With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today, Not only have we added an outstanding football player, we have added even a better person that brings dignity, character and heart to our team.”
The editor of online sport magazine ‘Outsport,’ Cyd Zeigler said that the Canadian football community is more receptive and will embrace him with open arms.
“The LGBT community in Montreal is strong and integrated in the community,” he said. “Montreal will totally embrace him.”
In the 2014 State of the Union Address to Congress, President Barrack Obama invited Micheal Sam and and was given prominent media coverage as he was seated with Michelle Obama during the President’s annual address to Congress.
Sam became the first openly gay player in the NFL when he was picked in the seventh round of the 2014 draft by the St. Louis Rams.