Michael Sam returned to the Montreal Alouettes on Monday after a mysterious two-week absence, citing personal reasons — and now social media signs point to a possible breakup with his fiance.
Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team, famously kissed Vito Cammisano on camera last year after he was taken by the Rams in the seventh round; but, the couple haven't been spotted together in about two months, according to TMZSports.com.
The 2013 Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year at Missouri — where the two met — also recently removed several pictures of Cammisano and himself from his Instagram account, including their January engagement photo. Cammisano can be seen without a ring on his finger in a YouTube video posted on June 27.
Michael Sam tosses a ball around while during his Alouettes introductory press conference.
The defensive end has made no mention of Cammisano on Twitter.
In 2014, Sam was cut by the Rams and signed by the Cowboys to the practice squad, but didn't make the roster. Sam agreed to a two-year deal with the Alouettes in May, before he bolted training camp on June 12, missing the season opener Thursday night.
On Monday, Sam tweeted: "Thank you all so much for your support. Great to be back in Montreal with the club. Let's go #Als!"
“I was always coming back,” Sam said after his return. “I had to deal with personal matters when I was home. That’s all taken care of, so now I’m back.”
“He worked some things out that he needed to settle and he came back to us a much more dedicated athlete than he was before," coach Tom Higgins said. "He wants to prove that he can play on a high level.”