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Ultimately, this is a football story

Michael Sam's playing ability eventually should matter more than his sexuality

Originally Published: February 13, 2014
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

This is a story of social significance, of acceptance, of courage and of strength. Michael Sam is trying to become a trailblazer, trying to gain acceptance outside of his insular world on the Missouri football team, trying to make it as the first openly gay player in the National Football League.

But now that the clamor over Sam's announcement is starting to die down, this is starting to morph into a football story, as it ultimately should. While there remains the question about whether ...

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