Michael Sam Split: Vito Cammisano And First Openly Gay Football Player End Engagement

July 1, 2015 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Michael Sam has split from Vito Cammisano less than six months after the football player proposed. Cammisano and Sam are not commenting on the separation, but all signs point to a split. Sam, the first openly gay football player in America, briefly left his team the Montreal Alouettes to handle personal matters and has also deleted every single picture of his former lover on Instagram and Twitter.

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Michael Sam has split from his fiancé, Vito Cammisano, just hours after the first openly gay football player celebrated and applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to rule in favor of same-sex marriage being legal in all 50 states. Although things remain a bit complicated in places like Texas, Georgia, Alabama, and Louisiana.

Immediately after Friday’s ruling, Texas’ Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a statement explaining that he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, and that will never change. Paxton said:

“But no court, no law, no rule, and no words will change the simple truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Nothing will change the importance of a mother and a father to the raising of a child. And nothing will change our collective resolve that all Americans should be able to exercise their faith in their daily lives without infringement and harassment.”

In the summer of 2013, football defensive end Michael Sam made history by announcing that he is a gay and in early 2015, the athlete and his longtime boyfriend, Vito Cammisano, traveled to St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City where they got engaged.

Sam and Cammisano, who met while attending the University of Missouri and started dating in 2011, had seemed happy and in love.

Cammisano, who was on the college’s swim team, was very active on social media getting support for Sam as he competed on the 20th season of Dancing With The Stars.

The pair often spoke about their upcoming wedding and their love for each other, but all of that came to a screeching halt few weeks ago.

Cammisano was spotted on several occasions without his engagement ring including in his new video below, and few days ago, Sam deleted all the photos of his future-ex partner.

The Canadian Football League has confirmed that Sam, who plays for the Montreal Alouettes, left for several days and even missed the season’s first game to focus on personal issues.

When Sam returned to his team, he took part in a press conference where he was asked about the split. His only comment was:

“I had to deal with personal matters when I was home. That’s all taken care of, so now I’m back.”

He also shared his thoughts on the Supreme Court’s announcement on gay marriage by saying:

“I’m just happy that I can get married and it would be legal.”

What are your thoughts on Michael Sam’s split?

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    1. LBR says:

      Who gives a sh%t what this f%g does?

    2. John says:

      Why didn’t this guy establish himself with his NFL talent before standing atop a mountain and disclosing his sexual preferences? This guy lost everything, his story will wash away with yesterdays rain. if he would have established himself as a pro athlete, cashed that big check,, he might have been able to do something with this, swayed the movement. Now here he is, might have a Canadian football contract for pennies,,,and that’s it. This latest stunt, breaking up with his boyfriend is just a cry for publicity..THIS WAS THE WRONG GUY TO MAKE A STANCE ON THE GAY MOVEMEMNT. I just wanted to see the dude sack some QB’s!!!! Don’t need to read all this shit. BTW, i’m straight, just like all you Gay’s parents are.

    3. CARL says:

      WHO CARES, I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 4 TIMES TO 4 WOMEN AND I AM NOT FRONT PAGE NEWS. WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT ISIS AND BEHEADING 2 WOMEN INSTEAD, OR IRAN GETTING A NUKE. JUST BECAUSE THE SUPREME COURT STEP OUT TO FAR AND MADE SAME SEX MARRIGE LEGAL DOES NOT MEEN IT IS FRONT PAGE NEWS. EVERY ONE SHOULD READ A LITTLE HISTORY AND SEE HOW THE ROMAN EMPIRE FELL. America IS REPEATING THE PAST AND WE SHALL TO FALL.

      • virginia rubino says:

        Just to set the record straight (so to speak) the roman empire fell in large part because many people died from lead poisoning as lead was used in the glazes covering their ceramic pots.

    4. roy says:

      why the hell is this news ?? see, the gay community wanted to be recognized, we recognized them. they wanted validation, they just got that, can you just go out and live your lives without feeling the need to notify the world when one of you get their panties in a knot !!!

    5. Robert Cross says:

      This Guy Is A P.O.S.. & So Is The Media.

    6. Robert Cross says:

      This is bad news for his new teammates in Canada. Now Sam is going to be eyeing up all of the new Canadian Sausage in the locker room.

    7. Vanell says:

      I agree with John. There was no reason for him to let the world know his sexual preference UNTIL AFTER HE WAS ESTABLISHED in the NFL. Maybe it would have made a difference and maybe not. Even though I am not a supporter of gay rights, and totally disagree with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling, I am also not the judge of how they have chosen to live their lives.

    8. Guy says:

      All you people trying to make this into a “gay issue” and complaining about this guy and his bf splitting up, and why it’s in the news……it’s in the news for the same reason Ben Affleck and his woman are in the news for spitting up. Don’t make it a gay thing, it isn’t.

    9. Vix says:

      Now that Guy, makes sense. 🙂


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