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Wade Davis addresses Rams on Sam

Updated: May 16, 2014, 8:47 AM ET
By Nick Wagoner | ESPN.com

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Soon after making the decision to make Michael Sam the first openly gay player drafted to the NFL, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher placed a phone call to an old friend.

On the other end of the line was Wade Davis, a former Titans cornerback who came out in 2012 and is now the executive director of the You Can Play project, which is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes regardless of sexual orientation.

Fisher asked Davis to hop on ...

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