May 12, 2014
Michael Sam's seventh-round selection puts him in an uphill battle for playing time in St. Louis.
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But most of all, it is Sam's moment, no matter the bigger statement, no matter the far-reaching consequences. Let the young man who started this conversation -- or at least sent it into overdrive -- have his due, and for his sake, let it be about football. That's what he's wanted all along, isn't it?

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