Defensive End Michael Sam made headlines the end of last college season after announcing that he is gay and would  go on to be the first openly gay professional football player in the NFL. Sam was singed by the St. Louis Rams and after a phenomenal Pre-Season, leading the league in sacks, he was then cut. The Dallas Cowboys signed him to their practice squad and even talked about moving him up to the 53 Man starting roster because of his phenomenal skill set  but apparently the Cowboys wanted to fill the roster space with a linebacker, signing LB Troy Davis today.

The Dallas Cowboys (6-1) waive the DE today and the social media world reacts. Coach Jason Garret, praised Sam and his skills, “Comes to work every day and practices hard,” Garrett said last week. “One of 10 practice roster guys that we have, so he’s working on his skills, trying to develop, but also doing a lot of other things. Playing offense, defense, playing the kicking game, that’s what a lot of those guys do.”

Sam mentioned the ordeal on his Twitter page:

Sam has had a tough road on the way to acheiving his dreams, hope things pan out for him in the coming weeks. It’s not one of those things dealing with his sexuality so I really hope that our culture and get away from placing blame on his sexual orientation. The NFL is literally a business, a cut throat business at that. Two of my family members are going thru the same thing right now, losing the opportunity to achieve their dreams because of the business. This literally is a business move! The best thing you can do is pray that Sam gets an oppurtunity to prove his skills on Sundays.