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Finley: Sam embraces historic role at NFL Combine

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam speaks during news conference NFL football scouting combine Indianapolis Saturday Feb. 22 2014. Sam came

Missouri defensive end Michael Sam speaks during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Sam came out to the entire country Feb. 9, and could become the first openly gay player in the NFL. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Someone from the hundreds-strong media throng gathered around the football player shouted out the question: “Do you feel like a trailblazer?” The player smiled, not sure what to say. “I feel,” he said, “like Michael Sam.” Read More



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