Michael Sam Biography
Michael Sam is an American former defensive end in American and Canadian football.
He played college football for the University of Missouri and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL) in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft before retiring in August 14, 2015, via an announcement on Twitter, due to mental health reasons.
The Rams snipped him during the final preseason roster cutdowns. Michael also spent time on the Dallas Cowboys’ practice squad before being waived.
Later, he signed with the Montreal Alouettes before the 2015 season, and became the first publicly gay player to play in the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Michael Sam was a consensus All-American and the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Defensive Player of the Year as a senior at Missouri.
Michael Sam Age
.Michael Alan Sam, Jr. was born on January 7, 1990.
He is the seventh of eight children born to JoAnn and Michael Alan Sam, Sr. His parents separated when he was young.
As a child, Sam watched one of his older brothers die from a gunshot wound. Another older brother has been missing since 1998,and his other two brothers are in prison. A sister who was born before him died in infancy. He once lived in his mother’s car and was also accidentally maced by police who were arresting one of his brothers.
He at one point argued with his mother, a Jehovah’s Witness, over playing football, as she did not agree with those pursuits. Michael often stayed with friends while in high school; the parents of a classmate gave him a bedroom in their house and had him complete household chores. He is the first member of his family to attend college.
Michael Net Worth
The former NFL player has an estimated net worth of around $100,000.
Michael Sam Gay
In August 2013, Sam took the opportunity of a team introduce-yourself session to inform his Missouri teammates that he was gay, and found them supportive. He avoided talking to the media to avoid addressing rumors of his sexuality. After completing his college football career, he publicly came out as gay thus becoming first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL.
Michael Sam Partner
His emotional reaction to his draft was live on television, in an event that he kissed his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. They were reported to have been dating Sam for several months. Cammisano is a fellow alumni of the University of Missouri and was a member of the school’s swim team. In January 2015, they announced their engagement. However, the couple ended their relationship in June 2015, but their friendship is still intact.