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Michael Sam cut by Rams
ESPN, by Nick Wagoner

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Posted By:DaddyO, 8/30/2014 4:28:57 PM

The St. Louis Rams released defensive end Michael Sam on Saturday, the team announced. Sam´s efforts to become the first openly gay player in NFL history came up just short in a competition against undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks. Sam had a team-high six tackles in the Rams´ final preseason game but didn´t make the 53-man roster. Westbrooks is one of nine defensive linemen to land a roster spot. Sam officially hit waivers Saturday at 4 p.m. ET when all NFL teams had to trim their rosters down to the league-mandated 53 players. From there, the other 31 teams will have

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"Sam had a team high 6 tackles.."

What does it matter how many tackles he had, ESPN? If a backup qb throws for 6 touchdowns against the third string, should he start?

But actually I hope Sam gets to play in the NFL in quiet anonymity. But the media will never let that happen to the ´Jackie Robinson´ of gay football players.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: yuban, 8/30/2014 4:34:38 PM     (No. 9987523)

It was Sam´s choice NOT to play in "quiet anonymity". I am sure some team will pick him up just to show solidarity to the gays. San Fran comes to mind.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/30/2014 4:39:00 PM     (No. 9987525)

let the lawsuits begin!!
start with eric holder!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 8/30/2014 4:40:30 PM     (No. 9987527)

Sam will land on the practice squad. He´s not a great athlete, doesn´t have good size and really was only productive for one season at Missouri. In preseason he played against guys who were going to get cut. He did sack Johnny Football. He´ll still make it to a roster just from hard work. The scouting report on draft day touted his main strength to be work ethic and motor. Hopefully we can forget he´s gay now. 5 more days to football!!!! Go Packers!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: FormerNYer, 8/30/2014 4:42:42 PM     (No. 9987530)

yup practice squad.

Jeff Fisher wants that NFL front office job when the StL Lambs go 8-8 the next 3 seasons.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Spidey, 8/30/2014 4:48:38 PM     (No. 9987534)

Sam´s mistake was allowing himself to be dragged around by social liberals,rather than be judged on talent.The Rams drafted him knowing they were already well stocked at the position,so they set themselves up for this.Kissing the boyfriend on draft day was a huge mistake and turned a lot of fans off because that made him an activist.

I think another team will pick him up because he does have some talent.He´d probably be better off at LB.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/30/2014 4:48:54 PM     (No. 9987538)

He´ll be the guy handing out towels in the shower.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 8/30/2014 4:49:22 PM     (No. 9987540)

The NFL front office isn´t going to be pleased with this action. His civil rights have been violated.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 8/30/2014 4:49:41 PM     (No. 9987542)

He only came out in order to get drafted. Were it not for that bit of info he would never have been picked.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: North Range, 8/30/2014 4:50:01 PM     (No. 9987543)

How terribly insensitive of the Rams. Don´t they know that homosexuals are entitled to special privilege?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/30/2014 4:57:51 PM     (No. 9987552)

I bet he thueth.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lakerman1, 8/30/2014 5:00:02 PM     (No. 9987555)

Will barack issue an executive order for his double brutha? Then the team will be ordered to give him a contract...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: PI65, 8/30/2014 5:09:54 PM     (No. 9987561)

The man does have some talent and will be picked up by another team or play on the Ram practice squad.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/30/2014 5:15:56 PM     (No. 9987570)

Guess Sam is no longer "pro" gay

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Smart11344, 8/30/2014 5:24:44 PM     (No. 9987579)

Oh, no! Sam got a pink slip?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 8/30/2014 5:49:44 PM     (No. 9987593)

Teams run and throw at weak players. That might account for the six tackles. Who knows how many tackles sam missed?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Subal, 8/30/2014 6:19:11 PM     (No. 9987617)

Man, that just sucks.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/30/2014 7:09:04 PM     (No. 9987656)

The closeted Obama will issue an executive order undoing the cut.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 8/30/2014 8:02:23 PM     (No. 9987691)

I didn´t think the Rams had the guts to cut him. I´m surprised.

I really doubt that any other team will pick him up....and they said they didn´t want that Christian Tebow because it caused too much of a "circus".

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Reply 19 - Posted by: troutgreen, 8/30/2014 8:26:37 PM     (No. 9987706)

Sic semper 7th round draft choices.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/30/2014 9:00:36 PM     (No. 9987723)

Gasp! Now on to bigger and better things.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 8/31/2014 2:52:28 AM     (No. 9987893)

This is my "shocked" face!!!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 8/31/2014 11:17:10 AM     (No. 9988235)

I am shocked that PC, ESPN would make this a headline story . . . and it will go over it again, and again, and again . . .

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