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Recruits open to gay teammates

Survey: 72.9 percent of recruits would commit to team with openly gay player

Updated: July 22, 2014, 8:44 AM ET
By Jeremy Crabtree | RecruitingNation

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel knew the question was coming. Even though it had been six months since Tigers defensive lineman Michael Sam publicly announced he was gay and became the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, Pinkel understood he was going to be asked about the declaration at SEC media days.

When asked about how the announcement affected his program, Pinkel talked about how he believed the people at Missouri handled themselves with class the days and weeks after Sam ...

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