Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:43:07 +0200
- OH NO!!
It's Over! Michael Sam Is Not Picked Up By Any NFL Team!
No National Football League team took a chance on Michael Sam. Yesterday, 30 August, the gay defensive end was not selected to the St. Louis Rams 53-man roster. According to league rules, teams have 24-hours to pick up athletes who were cut. Today, 31 August, Sam was not selected by the remaining 31 teams.
He can still be end up as a member of an NFL practice squad. As reported by the blog Outsports, 'practice squad players earn a minimum $6,300 [€4,800] per week they are on the team.' For a full 17 week season, practice squad players can earn a total of $107,100 [€81,600].
According to ESPN, Sam and Jeff Fisher, head coach of the Rams, are to talk today. Yesterday the coach was supportive of the seventh-round draft pick. 'I was pulling for him, but it didn't work out,' Fisher said in a press conference. As for Sam, he used Twitter to thank the team and city.