Sports Center Catches Up With Michael Sam


The Sunday SC Sam, who in 2014 became the NFL’s first openly gay player to be selected, is profiled in the featured section. He is currently performing in Europe and considering his journey.

Sports Center Catches Up With Michael Sam
Sport Sports Center Catches Up With Michael Sams Center Catches Up With Michael Sam

Michael Sam made international headlines eight years ago when he was selected as the first openly gay NFL player.

However, he quit football after being released by two NFL teams and retiring from a CFL team for what he cited as mental health issues.

Sam’s story will be updated in Sunday’s Sports Center “SC Featured” segment, which will be presented by reporter Chris Connelly. Sam is back playing for the Barcelona Dragons in the European League of Football (ELF). Sam and Connelly met in Spain to talk about Sam’s life after football and his desire to play the game again.

“Michael Sam: The Unfinished Story,” produced by Daniela Marulanda, will debut in the 8 a.m. ET hour of SportsCenter on Sunday, Aug. 7, and will re-air in other editions afterward.

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