After being away from the team for a couple of weeks, former Mizzou star Michael Sam is back with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.
Sam practiced Monday after unexpectedly leaving the Alouettes earlier this month. The team had put him on the suspended list, but Montreal general manager Jim Popp told the Guardian last week that he was in contact with Sam and expected him back.
“I think he will be back,” Popp told the Guardian. “I’ll be surprised if he is not back. He wants to play. I will be very surprised if he is not back.”
Meanwhile, TMZ is reporting that Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team, and former Missouri swimmer Vito Cammisano have parted ways, six months after announcing their engagement. Sam has apparently deleted photos of Cammisano and himself on his Instagram and Twitter accounts.
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Sam signed a two-year deal with the Alouettes in May before leaving the team on June 12 for “personal reasons.”
“I was always coming back,” Sam said on Monday. “I had to deal with personal matters when I was home. That’s all taken care of, so now I’m back.”
Montreal played its first game on Thursday, but Sam was able to address his teammates on Sunday.
“He told us he’s all-in,” center Luc Brodeur-Jourdain said. “He missed the game for the short period of time he was away.”