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Teammates supported Michael Sam

Updated: February 10, 2014, 9:45 PM ET
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Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says he's proud of his team for accepting Michael Sam, who said Sunday that he is gay during an interview with ESPN's "Outside the Lines."

On ESPN's "Mike & Mike" on Monday, Pinkel recalled a team-building exercise in August that set the stage for Sam to reveal his sexual orientation to his teammates.

Periodically throughout the year, Pinkel said, each Missouri coach will invite about 15 players from different position units to his home for ...

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