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First openly gay NFL drafted player 'steps away' from game

Michael Sam thanked his Twitter followers for their support. Credit: Reuters

The first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team is "stepping away" from the game because of fears about his mental health.

Michael Sam, who was selected by the St. Louis Rams in 2014, made the announcement on Twitter, saying the past year had been "very difficult".

The Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes, with whom he signed in May, said he had left the team for personal reasons.

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Spurs to play host to NFL games for ten years

Spurs will host two NFL games a year in their new stadium, the club have confirmed.

The North London club have agreed a ten-year deal with the American Football authorities to have the games played at their replacement for White Hart Lane, which is adjacent to the current site.

NFL games will be played on a completely different surface, something which will protect the turf at the new stadium.

With growing enthusiasm for the NFL in the United Kingdom, we are committed to hosting NFL games in world-class venues and are excited to partner with Tottenham Hotspur to play games at their future stadium.

We share a vision and commitment to creating the best experience for our teams, fans and the local community.

– NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

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Wembley return for NFL in 2015

There will be three more NFL games played at Wembley in 2015, it has been announced.

NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood confirmed the move after Detroit Lions defeated Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

NFL will return to Wembley in 2015. Credit: PA

"We are going to do three games next year, and looking at staging two games back to back in successive weeks to test this support base," Kirkwood BBC World Service.

"There are some logistic reasons around the Rugby World Cup that means we won't be going to four or five."

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