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FILE - In this Junr 5, 2014 file photo, St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam (96) takes part in an organized team activity at the NFL football team's practice facility in St. Louis. Coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead deserve kudos for making the Rams the first NFL team to draft an openly gay player. And for not making it a big deal. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

FILE - In this Junr 5, 2014 file photo, St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam (96) takes part in an organized team activity at the NFL football team's practice facility in St. Louis. Coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead deserve kudos for making the Rams the first NFL team to draft an openly gay player. And for not making it a big deal. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

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