Michael Sam is looking less and less likely to play football for any league.
The openly gay player had recently been signed by the Montreal Alouettes (Canadian Football League) but left camp over the weekend citing personal reasons.
Alouettes General Manager Jim Popp was “surprised” by Michael’s decision to leave and admitted to having no idea why that decision was made.
“There’s nothing to tell you. He wanted to go home, and that’s what he did. I don’t know why. When a guy wants to go home, they go home. He had some personal things to take care of. I wouldn’t be surprised if he returns. I’m surprised he left. I was very surprised. If he doesn’t come back, I would think football’s over for him. He’s the one that has to face that. But I don’t think he doesn’t want to play football. That’s why he came here.”
Rumors are circulating that Michael left because he knew he wasn’t good enough to play, but that’s neither here nor there.
Michael has since been placed on the Alouettes’ suspended list.
[via Pro Football Talk]