Michael Sam
Michael Sam is a defensive lineman who could become the NFL's first openly gay player.
Cowboys Release Michael Sam
October 21 2014 4:18 PM ET

Michael Sam Released from Cowboys, Vows to Fight

Trudy Ring

The Cowboys gave the first out gay man drafted in the NFL his walking papers today.

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Media Attention
October 21 2014 8:21 AM ET

Michael Sam, Cowboys Welcome Lull in Attention

Annie Hollenbeck

The Cowboys practice squad member has stayed out of the media spotlight since the regular season began.

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke
October 10 2014 4:34 PM ET

WATCH: Comic Won't Apologize for Michael Sam Gay Joke

Annie Hollenbeck

Comedian Aries Spears says his comment was just a harmless joke.

S.C. Fans Show Lack Of Creativity, Smarts in Michael Sam Posters
September 29 2014 8:24 PM ET

Fans Show Lack of Creativity, Smarts in Michael Sam Posters

Annie Hollenbeck

During the GameDay broadcast, which takes place in front of a sea of college football fans, two signs could be seen featuring homophobic messages about Michael Sam.

Jon Stewart Remembers When The NFL's Biggest Distraction Was a Gay Player
September 18 2014 1:01 PM ET

Jon Stewart Mocks NFL Over What's Really a 'Distraction'

Jami Smith

Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, remembers a simpler time when the NFL's biggest controversy was openly gay player Michael Sam.

WATCH: DirecTV's Ad Features Gay NFL Fans
September 06 2014 1:43 PM ET

WATCH: Meet DirecTV's Gay NFL Fans

Sunnivie Brydum

When the NFL's regular season kicked off on Thursday, it was a little more openly gay than ever before — but not because of Michael Sam.

Report: Michael Sam Joining Dallas Cowboys' Practice Team
September 03 2014 12:01 PM ET

Michael Sam Joins Dallas Cowboys' Practice Team

Michelle Garcia

Sam reported to Texas on Wednesday, where the Cowboys have confirmed they will sign him to a practice team.

Reports: Dallas Cowboys Eye Michael Sam for Practice Squad
September 02 2014 7:13 PM ET

Reports: Michael Sam Might End Up With Dallas

Annie Hollenbeck

Michael Sam is heading to Dallas Wednesday for a physical.

Op-ed: In The Long Run, Michael Sam Being Cut Was About Homophobia
September 02 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Yes, It Was Homophobia

Michelle Garcia

Despite the backing of Rams coach Jeff Fisher, Michael Sam currently does not have a job with the NFL.

Michael Sam Not Signed to Rams Practice Squad
September 02 2014 2:26 AM ET

Michael Sam Not Signed to Rams Practice Squad

Lucas Grindley

The Rams cut Michael Sam this weekend, then no other team signed him. Now he might not make a practice squad either.

MICHAEL SAM CUT FROM RAMS ROSTER
August 30 2014 4:47 PM ET August 31 2014 11:55 AM ET

Michael Sam on Being Cut: 'The Journey Continues'

Michelle Garcia

There is still a chance he could play for the NFL.

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report
August 28 2014 5:03 PM ET

Rams Coach, Players Still Leery After ESPN's Michael Sam Shower Report

Annie Hollenbeck

ESPN apologized publicly for its report about Michael Sam's showering habits, but coach Jeff Fischer and others involved with the Rams still say the report was out of line.

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says 'Daily Show'
August 28 2014 4:15 PM ET

WATCH: Michael Sam Should 'Gay It Up,' Says Daily Show

Rebecca Juro

Skewering recent ESPN coverage, a Daily Show correspondent says Sam's teammates are disappointed he isn't engaging in sexually suggestive horseplay with them.

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