The openly gay former NFL player is doing an end run around oppoents of Houston's law protecting all citizens from discrimination.
Sam announced his departure from the Montreal Alouettes in a series of tweets Friday night.
After abruptly leaving the Montreal Alouettes, the out player returns for his first game.
The out footballer, back after a personal leave, also says the Supreme Court's marriage equality decision is 'freaking awesome.'
It's not clear why the out athlete is suddenly no longer affiliated with the Montreal Alouettes, at least for now.
The 25-year-old defensive end will suit up for a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes starting next month.
As Michael Sam looks for another opportunity to join the NFL, he also will compete in season 20 of Dancing With The Stars.
Was Pope Francis in on it?
The NFL free agent and his college sweetheart reportedly got engaged in Italy on Sam's 25th birthday.