Sep 2, 2014, 1:52pm PDT
October 21, 2019
Today in LGBT sports history: Cowboys cut Michael Sam
Five years ago today, the Dallas Cowboys announced they had cut Michael Sam, the first out gay NFL player ever drafted.
June 15, 2019
30 LGBTQ athletes who showed ‘Stonewall Spirit’: Michael Sam
Michael Sam was the first out gay player ever drafted by an NFL team.
February 19, 2019
Michael Sam had a moment of regret, but says he does not regret coming out
A recording of the first openly gay NFL player to be drafted makes his feelings clear.
October 22, 2015
Week 7: Sam's NFL career ended a year ago
He made the right decision to come out and promotes a positive message. Also, game of the week, lock of the week, Buzzer's Best Bet and hot player of the week.
April 24, 2015
Former Cowboy: Sam isn't in NFL because he's gay
Former NFL defensive end Marcus Spears says Michael Sam has all the talent he needs to be in the NFL for years.
March 11, 2015
Jeff Zarrillo comes out...as a Cowboys fan
Jeff Zarrillo, one of the Prop 8 plaintiffs, is a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan. His husband, Paul Katami, is adjusting well to watching ESPN every day.
November 25, 2014
Michael Sam wishes he hadn't come out publicly
"If I had it my way, I never would have done it the way I did," he says in a GQ interview.
November 4, 2014
Michael Sam's NFL snub already at historic level
Every big-time conference Defensive Player of the Year drafted since 2000 – from the ACC, Big Ten, Big XII, Pac-12 and SEC – has made an active NFL roster his rookie season ... until Michael Sam came out as gay.
October 28, 2014
Teams with Michael Sam win, lose after cutting him
Numbers Never Lie: Signing Michael Sam does not in any way hurt a team's chances of winning.
October 23, 2014
Michael Sam's stats disappear from NFL.com
How many sacks did Sam have in the preseason? You won't find out from the NFL's official website.
October 22, 2014
Sam being cut will make other gay athletes pause
Whatever the reality, the perception is that being openly gay hurt Sam's chances in the NFL.
October 21, 2014
Michael Sam cut by Dallas Cowboys
Michael Sam, the first openly gay NFL player, was on the practice squad of the Dallas Cowboys.
October 20, 2014
NFL recap: Focus on Sam sexuality a 'dead issue'
Sam is being treated as just another player. Plus, teammates play keep away with Peyton; Seahawks just average; same old Browns; hot player of the week.
October 17, 2014
Player kept by Rams over Sam not showing much
Ethan Westbrooks, the defensive end the Rams chose to keep over Michael Sam, has only four tackles in three games and disappeared against the 49ers - except for a punch.
October 12, 2014
NFL Week 6: Michael Sam distracts Cowboys to 5-1
Dallas beats Seahawks in Seattle for best start since 2007; artificial leg stolen; ties suck; bonehead coach; hot player of the week.
October 2, 2014
Aries Spears' stupid Michael Sam joke on ESPN
Ariessssss Sssspearsssss' joke about Michael Sam isn't just tasteless, it's worse - not funny.
September 27, 2014
Vulgar Michael Sam sign shows up on ESPN
"Michael Sam couldn't even handle dem Cocks," says the sign.
September 22, 2014
NFL Week 3: Cowboys beat Rams in Michael Sam Bowl
St. Louis has one sack in three games; Seahawks win a Super Bowl rematch thriller; Colin Kaepernick is jacked; Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers look ordinary; hot players of the week.
September 18, 2014
Sam makes progress on Cowboys practice squad
Still no word on whether he will be called up to the active roster.
September 9, 2014
The perfect time for gay NFL player to come out
Ray Rice is a much bigger distraction than Michael Sam ever was.
September 7, 2014
NFL Week 1: No pressure to sign Sam, Cowboys say
"That would not be something that I have ever done," Jerry Jones says. Plus, Pats start 0-1 for first time in 11 years; bonehead plays; hot player of the week.
September 3, 2014
Cowboys signing Sam saves NFL from a P.R. fiasco
Had Sam not made a practice squad, it would have showed that homophobia trumps performance.
September 3, 2014
Watch Michael Sam's big play in Cowboys Stadium
Michael Sam played in AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, earlier this year and made a monster play.
September 3, 2014
Michael Sam's historic No. 46
Michael Sam's No. 46 for the Dallas Cowboys - intentionally or not - is the year the NFL's Rams signed Kenny Washington and Woody Strode and MLB broke the color barrier in the minor leagues.