Former seventh-round draft pick Michael Sam has decided to leave his CFL team, the Montreal Alouettes.
The team released a statement earlier today, on the team’s official website. Part of the statement has been reproduced below.
“The Montreal Alouettes organization would like to clarify the situation surrounding international defensive end Michael Sam. Friday morning, Michael asked the team for special permission to leave training camp and return home for personal reasons.”
The team went on to write that Sam’s reasons will remain confidential, and that the defensive end is welcome to return to the team whenever he is ready.
Sam joined the Alouettes on May 22nd, and leaves the team after only three weeks, according to John Breech of CBS Sports. He has missed practices earlier this week, and will miss at least the first preseason game for the team.