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LOS ANGELES,CA – Michael Sam believes he’s not on a NFL roster because he’s openly gay.  He tells TMZ Sports that he has the talent to play in the league.  Reporters asked if he thinks NFL teams are shying away from him because of his sexual orientation.

“I think I was the SEC Defensive Player of the Year last year.  So, I don’t think it had to do with talent.” said Michael Sam.

The former Mizzou player was at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday morning.  He was recently cut from the Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams practice squads.