Michael Sam Announces He Is Leaving Football For ‘Mental Health’ Reasons

It appears Michael Sam’s football career is over.

The 25-year-old defensive end announced via Twitter on Friday that he is “stepping away” from the game, citing “mental health” concerns.

The last 12 months have been very difficult for me, to the point where I became concerned with my mental health. Because of this I am 1/3

Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) August 14, 2015

going to step away from the game at this time. I thank the Alouettes for this opportunity...

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