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  • Hughes Springs

    27

    Jefferson

    29

    AT
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  • Tyler HEAT

    64

    Athens Christian Prep Academy

    19

    AT
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  • Anna

    14

    North Lamar

    47

    AT
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  • Athens

    49

    Rusk

    21

    AT
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  • Atlanta

    55

    Pittsburg

    13

    AT
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  • Beckville

    28

    Overton

    26

    AT
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  • Bells

    20

    Chisum

    40

    AT
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  • Big Sandy

    7

    Price Carlisle

    14

    AT
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  • Brownsboro

    8

    Van

    52

    AT
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  • Buffalo

    0

    Alto

    63

    AT
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  • Canton

    48

    Spring Hill

    28

    AT
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  • Carthage

    23

    Gladewater

    37

    AT
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  • China Springs

    38

    Bullard

    27

    AT
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  • Como-Pickton

    13

    Cumby

    30

    AT
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  • Corrigan-Camden

    74

    Kountze

    40

    AT
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  • Crockett

    28

    Madisonville

    35

    AT
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  • Detroit

    0

    Cushing

    36

    AT
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  • Garrison

    26

    New Diana

    14

    AT
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  • Gilmer

    61

    Daingerfield

    9

    AT
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  • Grapeland

    42

    Mt. Enterprise

    67

    AT
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  • Hawkins

    8

    Harmony

    29

    AT
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  • Henderson

    41

    Newton

    32

    AT
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  • Hooks

    30

    Clarksville

    0

    AT
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  • Joaquin

    30

    Cayuga

    28

    AT
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  • Kerens

    37

    Grand Saline

    27

    AT
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  • Kilgore

    13

    Texas High

    20

    AT
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  • King's Academy

    25

    Apple Springs

    41

    AT
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  • Malakoff

    57

    Edgewood

    22

    AT
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  • Mineola

    20

    Wills Point

    13

    AT
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  • Mt. Vernon

    6

    Lone Oak

    40

    AT
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  • Paris

    34

    Palestine

    13

    AT
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  • Paul Pewitt

    0

    New Boston

    35

    AT
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  • Port Neches-Grove

    53

    Chapel Hill

    20

    AT
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  • Prairiland

    7

    Cooper

    30

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  • Rains

    51

    Quitman

    7

    AT
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  • Redwater

    25

    Linden-Kildare

    22

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  • Sachse

    49

    Tyler Lee

    62

    AT
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  • Scurry-Rosser

    26

    Eustace

    28

    AT
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  • Shelbyville

    47

    Colmesneil

    0

    AT
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  • Tatum

    41

    Liberty-Eylau

    14

    AT
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  • Tenaha

    26

    White Oak

    15

    AT
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  • Trinity School of Texas

    62

    karnack

    6

    AT
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  • Union Grove

    45

    Rivercrest

    0

    AT
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  • Warren

    38

    Huntington

    32

    AT
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  • Whitewright

    23

    Alba-Golden

    47

    AT
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  • Winnsboro

    23

    Sabine

    20

    AT
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Sports

Michael Sam looks forward to time when football, not sexuality, is the main topic

Michael Sam looks forward to time when football, not sexuality, is the main topic
University of Missouri
Sports
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 12:37pm

There's Michael Sam, the football player. And Michael Sam, the man who could soon become the National Football League's first openly gay player.

Speaking Saturday at the NFL Combine, the University of Missouri star defensive end said he wished reporters would think of him in the former terms and ask him about schemes, his performance and his potential.

"But," Sam conceded, "it is what it is."

And so Sam patiently fielded question after question that, directly or indirectly, related to his sexuality and topics such as gay slurs, bullying and more.

The All-American defensive lineman from the University of Missouri publicly revealed that he's gay in an ESPN interview that aired on February 9. The revelation stirred a flurry of talk and debate about whether pro football players would accept a homosexual teammate, and whether Sam's announcement could hurt his chances of being drafted and ultimately making a team.

"I understand how big this is," Sam said then. "It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be ... I want to be a football player in the NFL."

The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis marks a chance for Sam, like any other prospect, to be evaluated and answer questions from representatives from the league's 32 clubs. While it started as a behind-the-scenes affair, the combine has transformed into a big event that's even broadcast extensively for millions of fans to track.

Facing the media is part of that process.

In his opening comments, Sam -- who has since spoken to many other news outlets besides ESPN -- lightly said that he'd "shown you guys enough the last couple of weeks. But I'm learning, with the media, that you guys want more."

So the questions came, like how he felt about gay slurs flying around among teammates.

Sam responded that he'd "been in locker rooms with all kinds of slurs (being) said," but didn't take it personally believing that those players using such language were probably "a little naive." But going forward, he expects this to become less of an issue.

"As time goes on," Sam said, "everyone will adapt."

What about joining the Miami Dolphins, which -- according to recently released Wells Report -- had been marred by harassment, offensive language and more involving its offensive line?

If Miami drafted him, Sam said he would be "excited," not fearful.

"I'm not afraid about going into that (kind of) environment," he added. "I know how to handle myself, I know how to communicate with my teammates, I know how to communicate with the coaches and the staff -- whomever I need to communicate with."

Repeatedly, Sam talked about his future in the NFL as a player, as much as being a gay role model. After all, this past season, he was named the top defensive player in the Southeastern Conference, considered the nation's best league. And teammates named him Missouri's most valuable player.

Still, there's no doubt that Sam has become a national figure not because of his play, but because he came out. Not all of the attention has been good, like reports that some teams might avoid drafting him now and that he might not be welcomed in NFL locker rooms.

Still, Sam insisted Saturday, "the positive outweighs the negative." He gave special thanks to members of the Missouri community -- stating "I am M-I-Z-Z-O-U, I'm a Tiger forever" -- while also expressing appreciation for many more people who he's never met.

"I'm kind of surprised, actually," Sam said. "There's a lot of support, there's a lot of people who want this." 

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