Michael Sam — The First Openly Gay Player In Professional Football — Is Leaving The Game, Citing Mental Health Reasons

This is too bad, but we hope he gets the help he needs!

Michael Sam, who made history last year as the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, is now calling it quits on pursuing a football career -- at least for now.

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The 25-year-old announced the news on Twitter on Friday afternoon, writing a series of tweets explaining his decision (below):

The last 12 months have been very...

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