Montreal of CFL signs openly gay DE Sam

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MONTREAL (AP) Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league.

General manager Jim Popp considered Sam's sexuality a nonissue.

"Michael Sam is a very good football player, and that's the reason we signed him," Popp said. "He's an outstanding pass rusher."

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