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Has Michael Sam Been Frozen Out Of The NFL A Year After Coming Out?

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Michael Sam walks along the sideline during the second half of an
FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2014, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Michael Sam walks along the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

It was a year ago - the Sunday after Super Bowl XLVIII at 8pmET - that Michael Sam turned speculation into reality: One of college football's best players, and a top NFL prospect, was gay.

In the coming months he was showered with praise. Eric Dickerson would offer him congratulations. Michael Irvin would call him his friend. Robert Quinn welcomed him to the Rams. Even the President of the United States, Barack Obama himself, would laud him.

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