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NFL's First Openly Gay Player Released

The first openly gay player selected in the National Football League draft, Michael Sam, has been released by the St. Louis Rams in final roster cuts ahead of the new season. All NFL teams had to reach a 53-man limit by Saturday, ahead of next week's season openers. Rams officials say the 24-year-old defensive end's fate came down to the team having too much talent on the defensive line. The seventh-round pick had been cheered by athletes and celebrities, but in the end, Sam...

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