Dancing With the Stars Reportedly Signs Michael Sam for Season 20!

February 23, 2015 - By Jan Rainey

The latest news surrounding Dancing With the Stars is that Michael Sam has just signed with the show for season 20, which will air next month. Sam says he was cut from the NFL because he was gay, and vows to make the league at some point. He says he will participate in the first ever veterans combine that takes place later in March. But, there could be some issues because Dancing With the Stars will have also started by then.

Various reporters have been questioning why Sam didn’t see much playing time. He was signed by the St. Louis Rams, and then found a home on the Dallas Cowboy’s practice squad before being released by them. He is now a free agent and is still looking for a team to play on. Part of the issue is that he was a really good player in college, a Defensive Player of the Year. In fact, he was the only one in the last 20 years to not make an active roaster his first season in the NFL.

Sam won’t be the only NFL veteran to make Dancing With the Stars. Jerry Rice, Warren Sapp, Hines Ward, Emmitt Smith, and Jason Taylor all have made appearances on the show. Dancing With the Stars pairs a professional dancer with a celebrity as they compete to win a dancing competition. There are a few pairs of dancers at the beginning of each season, and people vote for their favorite pair. Another celebrity on the show is also Robert Kennedy Jr.

This season of the show looks to be one of the most interesting yet, assuming Michael Sam actually makes the show. If he is preparing to do the Veteran’s combine in March, Sam won’t have that much time to prepare for Dancing With the Stars. Sam said that he if didn’t make a team after the Veteran’s combine in March, that he’ll go to the CFL in Canada and pursue his options there.

It’s likely that he can make a team in the CFL given his abilities in college. Although he didn’t make an active NFL roster, Michael Sam is still a hot topic because he is the first openly gay NFL player to be drafted by a team. This makes him a good fit for Dancing With the Stars.

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