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Michael Sam's New Team Has Demi Lovato 'Proud to Be a Texan'
The Dallas Cowboys signed the openly gay player on Wednesday.
The Dallas Cowboys announced Wednesday (Sept. 3) that Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, will be joining their team, and Demi Lovato couldn't be happier.
NFL.com reported Tuesday that Dallas planned to bring Sam in for a physical. Sam, a defensive end, became a free agent after he was let go by the St. Louis Rams over the weekend. Dallas tweeted Wednesday that Sam would join the team and wear #46:
Lovato, who grew up in Dallas, responded with enthusiasm and plenty of emoticons:
She's not the only one happy about the situation. Sam tweeted:
As a kid growing up in Texas I always loved the Dallas Cowboys, so to join this incredible organization is really a dream come true. (1/3)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) September 3, 2014
I want to thank the Jones family, the entire Cowboys organization, and the city of Dallas for giving me this opportunity. (2/3)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) September 3, 2014
I look forward to putting my helmet and pads on every day to work my hardest to help bring a sixth Super Bowl Championship to Dallas!! (3/3)— Michael Sam (@MichaelSamNFL) September 3, 2014
The Dallas Cowboys will open the season against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Lovato starts a world tour in Baltimore on Sept. 6.