Michael Sam announced last month via Twitter that he was going to "step away" from football due to mental health concerns. Now, in a series of recent tweets, he says he's enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Missouri, his alma mater where he played for Mizzou.
\u201cI enrolled in Grad school this Fall to further my education, while I train to get back to football!!!\u201d
President Obama congratulated the athlete last year after he made headlines, saying: "From the playing field to the corporate boardroom, LGBT Americans prove everyday that you should be judged by what you do and not who you are." When Sam was later presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, he gave a moving speech, stating:
"This year I have a lot of experience being part of something a lot bigger than myself. At times I've felt like I've been living in a massive storm, and I know the storm will end. I'm here tonight to tell you that the lessons I learned about love, respect, and being true to yourself will never leave me."
Now, it's unclear what the future has in store for him.