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Sam wants focus to stay on football, his training

Posted: February 23, 2014 at 4:39 a.m.

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam told members of the media at the NFL Scouting Combine that he wants to be recognized for his ability as a football player, not because of his sexuality.

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam told members of the media at the NFL Scouting Combine that he wants to be recognized for his ability as a football player, not because of his sexuality.

Michael Sam needed no introduction.

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Sports, Pages 25 on 02/23/2014

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