Though his NFL career didn’t pan out like we wanted, Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, is not done playing football.
He has officially been signed to the Montreal Alouettes, a team with the Canadian Football League, on a two-year contract. The team has been quick to welcome him on Twitter and elsewhere.
“With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better organization today. Not only have we added an outstanding football player, we have added even a better person that brings dignity, character, and heart to our team,” said Alouiettes general manager Jim Popp in a statement.
Such good news! Congrats, Michael!